Reinhard Goebel is specialized in the repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries. He significantly contributed to modern rediscovery of composers such as G. Ph. Telemann, J. C. Bach and J. D. Heinichen. Reinhard Goebel is a world-famous specialist as a transmitter of historical performance practice for modern symphony- and chamber orchestras as well as ancient music ensembles and as an inexhaustible source of repertoire treasure. He was founder and director of the legendary Musica Antiqua in Cologne for 33 years.
Being aware of the anachronism to „direct“ music, which originally was flavorfully and functionally coordinated by the basso continuo-playing conductor as well as the fiddling concertmaster, Reinhard Goebel in the rehearsals develops an activity of the ensemble which is largely not dependent on the „baton”.
Numerous orchestras have meanwhile adopted the „Goebel experiment” such as Berlin Philharmoniker, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Berlin Barock Solisten, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, National d’ Île de France Paris, Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, Odense Symfoniorkester, dResidentie Orkest, Taipei, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Deutschen Rundfunk-