Knowing Bärenreiter’s scholarship can be trusted gives me confidence to make decisions about the music. If I want to go deeper, introductions and critical commentaries provide both context and further information about sources and interventions. Altogether, this makes for a very liberating experience as a conductor. Put simply: when I am conducting a work and a Bärenreiter Urtext edition exists, I will use it.

Ben Palmer

Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Philharmonie
Chief Conductor of Babylon Orchester Berlin
Principal Conductor of the Orchestra San Marco di Pordenone 
Founder and Artistic Director of Covent Garden Sinfonia