editions are a German publisher, based in Kassel, one of the biggest
classical music publishers in the world. It was founded in 1923 by Karl Vötterle, starting small, publishing
pieces for recorder and organ, music by Heinrich Schütz (who was at
that time getting rediscovered) and with the big project of publishing
the complete works
of Bach, Handel, Schubert in critical editions that was as much
faithful as possible to the composer's intentions.
These are the
so-called Urtext editions.
To perform this task, a publisher (or rather, its editor) has to study,
analyze and compare autograph manuscripts (if existing) and copies,
first editions, to correct possible mistakes passed on over the years.
Baerenreiter Urtext editions
So, this is Baerenreiter's main characteristic: now they publish Urtext editions
for a huge number of works, including Beethoven symphonies, and the
complete works of many composers, among which the most famous are:
Georg Philipp Telemann,
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Sebastian Bach,
Gabriel Fauré, Georg Friedrich
Händel, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sergei
Rachmaninoff, Leos Janacek.
With the publisher Metzler they also publish and sell the musicencyclopedia MGG, or Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, (Music
in the Past and the Present) in 29 volumes. Together with the Grove
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, it is the most comprehensive encyclopedia of
western music in
the world. The only problem (at least for me) is that it's in German,
so I cannot read it! (yet, maybe).
They have been incorporating other publishers over the years. During
World War II they opened a branch in Basel, Switzerland and later the
premises in Kassel were destroyed by an air raid. Now they have offices
in New York, Paris, Praha, UK. Baerenreiter also publish music books,
educational and contemporary music.
for viola include works by J. S. Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Mozart, Hector Berlioz, Franz Schubert, Bohuslav Martinu, Jan Krtitel Vanhal, the wonderful quartet From
My Life by Bedrich Smetana
many more, collections of solos for viola and piano of
various genres and difficulty, as well as scales and studies books.
So if you are looking for Urtext editions, you know
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Baerenreiter editions for
For Violin And Viola (Duet G major K. 423 and Duet B major
K. 424). By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791). Edited by Dietrich Berke. For violin and viola. Classical
Period. Difficulty: medium. Full score and set of performance parts.
Introductory text. KV 423,424. 66 pages. (BA.BA4772) ...more
Concertante In Eb Major K. 364 By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791). Edited by Christoph Hellmut Mahling. For violin, viola
(includes extra part in original tuning) and piano. Classical Period.
Difficulty: medium. Set of performance parts (includes separate
pull-out violin & viola parts). Solo parts and piano reduction. K.
364 (320d). 95 pages. Duration 25m.
Trio In Eb Major, K. 498 "Kegelstatt" By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791). Edited by Wolfgang Plath and Wolfgang Rehm. For piano trio
(clarinet or violin, viola, piano). Classical Period. Difficulty:
medium. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out clarinet
and viola parts). Introductory text. K. 498. 42 pages. (BA.BA5325) ...more
Concerto In G Major (Concerto for Viola.). By Georg
(1681-1767). Edited by Karl Heinz Fussl. For viola and piano. Baroque.
Difficulty: medium. Set of performance parts (includes separate
pull-out viola part). Solo part and piano reduction. 20 pages.
In A Minor For Viola And Piano, D 821 By Franz Schubert
(1797-1828). Arranged by Ulrich Von Wrochem. For viola and piano.
Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Set of performance parts
(includes separate pull-out viola part). Solo part and piano
accompaniment. D 821. 34 pages. (BA.BA5683) ...more
String Trios (for Violin, Viola and Violoncello). By Franz
(1797-1828). Edited by Werner Aderhold. For Violin, Viola, Violoncello.
Baerenreiter Studienpartituren - Study scores. Pocket Score; Urtext
Edition. (BA.TP306) ...more
Sonatas For Viola And Piano (Sonata G major BWV 1027, D
major BWV 1028, G minor BWV 1029). By Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750). Edited by Hans Eppstein. For viola (or viola da gamba) and
piano (or harpsichord). Baroque. Difficulty: medium. Set of performance
parts (includes separate pull-out viola and viola da gamba parts). Solo
part, piano accompaniment and introductory text. BWV 1027-1029. 88
pages. (BA.BA5186) ...more
Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 By Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750). Arranged by Neue Bach Ausgabe Besseler, Heinrich
(1900-1969), Editor. For 3 violin, 3 viola, 3 violoncello, cb,
harpsichord (set as scored). Critical Editions. German: Baroque. Set of
parts. Composed c1713. Duration 12 minutes. (KM.A3155-STP) ...more
Concerto No. 6 (Performance Material with the Urtext of
New Bach-Edition). By Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750). Edited by Heinrich Besseler. For Orchestra. Score; Urtext
Edition. BWV 1051. Duration 19". (BA.BA5206) ...more
Music For String Quartet). Arranged by George A. Speckert. For string
quartet (2 violins, viola or 3rd violin, cello). Irish and Folk.
Difficulty: easy-medium to medium. Full score and set of performance
parts. 31 pages. (BA.BA8145) ...more
(String Trio). By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791). Edited by Dietrich Berke. For Violin, Viola, Violoncello.
Set of Parts; Urtext Edition. KV 563.
En Italie - Viola And Piano (Symphony in Four Movements
with Viola solo. Piano Reduction based on Urtext of the New Berlioz
Edition). By Hector Berlioz
(1803-1869). Edited by Hugh MacDonald and Paul Banks. For viola and
piano. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Set of performance parts
(includes separate pull-out viola part). Solo part, piano reduction and
introductory text. Hol. 68. 90 pages. Duration 43".
Op. 74 By Antonin Dvorak
(1841-1904). For string trio (2 violins, viola). Chamber music for
strings. Czech title: Terzetto op. 74. Classical. Parts. Publication
language: Czech/German/English. Published by Editio Baerenreiter Praha
Studium der Viola
(100 Original Etuden of the 19th century. Band 2: 40 Etuden von 14
Komponisten im Schwierigkeitsgrad der Violin-Etuden von Rodolphe Kreutzer.
Veroffentlichung der Internationalen Viola Forschungsgesellschaft
Salzburg). Edited by Ulrich Druner. For Viola. Viola-Etuden. Playing
Score (paper bound). (BA.BA6614) ...more
Concerto (1952) (Concerto for Viola and Orchestra). By
(1890-1959). Edited by Jurgen Sommer. For Flute (2), Oboe (2), Clarinet
(B Flat) (2), Bassoon (2), Horn (4), Trumpet (2), Kettledrum, Drums.
Piano Reduction/Viola Score. Duration 22". (BA.BA4316-90) ...more
String Quintets By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791). Edited by Ernst Hess and Ernst Fritz Schmid. For violin I,
violin II, viola I, viola II and cello. Baerenreiter Studienpartituren
- Study scores. Classical Period. Difficulty: medium. Study score.
Introductory text. 210 pages.
Melodies (Les Berceaux - Sylvie - Au Bord de l"Eau -
Toujours. Ausgabe fur Viola). By Gabriel Faure
(1845-1924). Edited by Michael Staudt. For Viola, Piano. Playing Score;
Single Part. (BA.BA6991) ...more