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02.06.2014 07:59

Music scores on the iPad

The Bärenreiter Study Score Reader – over 40 works already available

Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Berlioz, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy: the scores of the greatest works of music history on iPad – that’s the idea of the Bärenreiter Study Score Reader which was launched in March. Just a few weeks later, over 40 separate works are available.

The app was developed to make the highly-regarded “Bärenreiter Urtext” brand available digitally. For this, the format of the Bärenreiter study scores was transferred to the iPad at almost the same size. The app presents the music text from the study scores, which meet the latest demands, at crystal clear, high resolution. It’s possible to add your own annotations. Simple navigation allows for rapid page-turning, direct selection of movements and a seamless increasing of size of the music notes. Scholarly introductions provide information about the background, special features and performance practice of each work. The app makes available a tool for interested music lovers, conductors, musicologists and students, bringing all the advantages of an Urtext edition to a tablet.

The “Bärenreiter Study Score Reader” is available free via the iTunes Store. A free demo version of Debussy’s “Prélude” can be downloaded from iTunes. The digital study scores cost between 5.49 and 9.99 Euros each.

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