“Art and science alone elevate mankind to divinity … True art is imperishable.“
Thus the words with which Beethoven, born in Bonn on the River Rhine in December 1770, proclaimed his artistic credo. In 2020 musicians and music-lovers from all over the world will celebrate the 250th birthday
MGG Online is the new digital encyclopedia for music researchers worldwide. It features the second edition of Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, the authoritative reference work that has supported music scholarship since 1949
Mårten Jansson (*1965), elected member of the Föreningen svenska tonsättare (the Society of Swedish Composers), graduated from the Kungliga MusikHögskolan (Royal College of Music), Stockholm with a MFA degree in Music Education, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Voice.
'Urtext'. The very word smacks of dusty libraries and crumbling manuscripts that have to be handled with kid gloves. But behind the idea of 'Bärenreiter Urtext' are people passionately devoted, then and now, to living music. People who consider music a...
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suites: Music volume and synoptic facsimile
The first volume (BA 5257) contains – in modern notation - the edited musical text of Bach’s Cello Suites, which comes as close to the composer’s original intention as the surviving source material allows.
The second volume (BA 5277) presents, for the first time, synoptically arranged facsimiles of the handwritten sources as well as the first print (with Suite No. V also including Bach’s own arrangement for lute), enabling readers to compare any specific section in all sources at one glance. This allows for a straightforward and immediate consideration of all sources, making editorial decisions transparent and self-evident.