From my early childhood, my work as both a performer and musicologist has gone hand in hand with the editions of Bärenreiter. Immersing myself in the musical texts of the past, identifying the key issues of interpretation and probing their mysteries is a passion that has always driven me. Thinking about the text, revisiting it, and trying to maintain an authentic relation with it would be fundamentally impossible without the close editorial collaboration that Bärenreiter makes possible.

Jean Rondeau
Harpsichordist, Pianist, Conductor