Bärenreiter scores have been part of my musical journey as long as I can think. My first Bärenreiter experience might have been Anna Magdalena Bach’s Klavierbüchlein.

One of my most exciting Bärenreiter experiences has been the return to the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms 2022 with the Chineke! Orchestra. It was an enormous honor to present one of the staples of Proms repertoire: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Ode an die Freude” in the edition of Jonathan del Mar.

Bärenreiter scores are a guarantee for meticulous comparison of the sources. But Bärenreiter editions do not just fill in the blanks. They always leave enough room for choices based on the overview of options. These are essential for the work of any interpreter.

Kevin John Edusei

Chief Conductor, Münchener Symphoniker