My first encounter with the Bärenreiter editions was in 2003 with the Beethoven Critical Edition edited by Jonathan Del Mar. This was in preparation of my first “Beethoven Cycle” with the BBC Philharmonic, which became sensational news when over 1,5 million people worldwide downloaded the recordings offered by the BBC. It was a revelation for me as for the first time I was able to be in contact with the composer through the manuscripts and all Beethoven’s notes. I have used the Bärenreiter editions a lot since, notably for Mozart and Schubert.
Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra
General Music Director of the Zurich Opera House