Leonhard Scheuch turning eighty
Together with his wife Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle and now with their son Clemens Scheuch too, Leonhard Scheuch has been at the helm of the Kassel-based publishers Bärenreiter-Verlag for a full 42 years. The Swiss-born music publisher has been celebrating his eightieth birthday on 21 May. 1976 saw him giving up his theatre career to join Bärenreiter as a Managing Director. In this position he puts his energies primarily into keeping alive and extending the classical repertoire, and into bringing the music of contemporary composers to a wider audience. He founded Bärenreiter Praha, an independent branch in the Czech capital, in 1991.