The first experience with Bärenreiter editions that I gained was as a flautist. We only ever used Bärenreiter editions with my professor!
Even today, I conduct almost all my projects from Urtext editions. For us musicians it is very important what is written in the editions. With Bärenreiter, I feel certain that all the important historical elements are included, and this comprehensiveness is the basis for studying a work.
Founder of Les Siècles
Gürzenich-Kapellmeister & General Music Director of the city of Cologne
Principal Guest Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra
Artistic Director, Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing