“Which edition is the best?” This is always the question that precedes my answer, “Bärenreiter Urtext”, when people ask me about editions of works by the German speaking composers.  My first ever experience with a Bärenreiter score was in my preparation of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, when I was a college student.  I felt so proud to pull out my big blue book, and it’s been with me for over 20 years.  I have built up quite a collection of Händel and Mozart scores in particular, and love everything about the details, the notes and prefaces, and the appendixes that are always included in Urtext editions.  I’m proud to be a Jubilee Ambassador to this amazing publisher, and hope they enjoy another 100 years of love from musicians the world around! 

Lisette Oropesa