Couperin wins

Best Edition Prize for Bärenreiter

Bärenreiter-Verlag has been awarded one of the sought-after Best Edition Prizes for its edition of the French baroque composer François Couperin’s “Pièces de clavecin. Premier livre (1713)” (BA 10844). These prizes are awarded annually by the German Music Publishers’ Association for particularly successful music editions and music books.

For the new edition of these much-performed pieces, editor Denis Herlin closely analysed the various proofs of the original edition for the first time, some of which he discovered himself. He lists these alternative readings in the Critical Commentary.

The edition also presents different versions of several pieces as well as an anonymous work possibly attributable to Couperin. A detailed Foreword, notes on period performance practice and facsimile illustrations round off  this edition, making it indispensable for all admirers and performers of French harpsichord music.
 
The prize will be presented on 7 April 2017 at the International Music Fair in Frankfurt.
 
François Couperin: Pièces de clavecin. Premier livre (1713). Bärenreiter Urtext. Edited by Denis Herlin. BA 10844. € 46.95.