From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bärenreiter logo.png
FounderKarl Vötterle
Country of originGermany
Headquarters locationKassel
Key peopleBarbara Scheuch-Vötterle and Leonhard Scheuch
Publication typesSheet music
Official websitewww.baerenreiter.com

Bärenreiter (Bärenreiter-Verlag) is a German classical music publishing house based in Kassel. The firm was founded by Karl Vötterle (1903–1975) in Augsburg in 1923, and moved to Kassel in 1927, where it still has its headquarters; it also has offices in Basel, London, New York and Prague. The company is currently managed by Barbara Scheuch-Vötterle and Leonhard Scheuch.

Since 1951, the company's focus has been on the New Complete Editions series for various composers. These are urtext editions, and cover the entire work of the selected composer. Series include: J. S. Bach (the Neue Bach-Ausgabe, a joint project with the Deutscher Verlag für Musik), Berlioz, Fauré, Gluck, Handel, Janáček, Mozart (Neue Mozart-Ausgabe), Rossini,[1] Saint-Saëns, Schubert (New Schubert Edition), Telemann and others.

Amateur theater[edit]

For decades, Bärenreiter published hundreds of titles for community theaters, schools, and church groups. The selection numbered 333 plays in 1959.[2] The initiative was closely connected to the editor and dramatist Rudolf Mirbt.


  1. ^ List of works by Rossini Archived 2014-02-24 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Mirbt, Rudolf (1959). Der Bärenreiter Laienspiel-Berater (in German). Kassel and Basel: Bärenreiter-Verlag.

External links[edit]