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M. Schlesinger

M. Schlesinger

A Parisian publishing house established by Maurice Schlesinger, the oldest son of the publisher from Berlin, Adolph Martin Schlesinger. Until 1819 Maurice worked in his father's publishing firm, and then he travelled to Wien where he got in contact with Beethoven. Eventually he settled down in Paris. In the beginning he helped as a volunteer in Bossange Pere's bookshop, later he opened his own music shop. In 1821 he started his publishing activity with publishing piano transcriptions of Mozart's operas, then piano compositions by Beethoven, Hummel, Moscheles, Weber and Chopin. In 1826 the firm was destroyed by fire and a lot of precious manuscripts were burnt - among them numerous Beethoven's letters. From 1834 he was also issuing "Gazette muscical de Paris" which after the fusion with Fetis' "Revue musicale" appeared as " Revue et gazette de la vie musciale en France" until 1880. In 1846 Maurice gave up his further activity in Paris and returned to Germany, and the publishing house was purchased by L. Brandus.


 

Publisher printed the following Chopin first editions:

Nocturnes Op. 9 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1287
Variations B flat major, on the theme "La ci darem la mano" Op. 2 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1312
Mazurkas Op. 6 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1341
Mazurkas Op. 7 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1342
Trio in G minor, Op. 8 Op. 8 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1344
Grand Duo Concertant in E major on themes from Meyerbeer's opera Robert le diable, Op. 16 A (1833), plate number: M. S. 1376
Etudes Op. 10 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1399
Piano concerto in E minor, Op. 11 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1409
Variations B flat major op. 12 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1499
Nocturnes Op. 15 (1833), plate number: M. S. 1529
Fantasy on Polish Airs, Op. 13 Op. 13 (1834), plate number: M. S. 1574
Rondo a la krakowiak in F major, Op. 14 Op. 14 (1834), plate number: M. S. 1586
Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18 Op. 18 (1834), plate number: M. S. 1599
Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20 (1835), plate number: M. S. 1832
Mazurkas Op. 24 (1836), plate number: M. S. 1070
Nocturnes Op. 27 (1836), plate number: M. S. 1535
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 Op. 22 (1836), plate number: M. S. 1926
Ballade in G minor, Op. 23 (1836), plate number: M. S. 1928
Polonaises Op. 26 (1836), plate number: M. S. 1929
Piano concerto in F minor, Op. 21 (1836), plate number: M. S. 1940
Rondo in C minor Op. 1 (1836), plate number: M. S. 1986
Etudes Op. 25 (1837), plate number: M. S. 2427
Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 29 (1837), plate number: M. S. 2467
Mazurkas Op. 30 (1837), plate number: M. S. 2489
Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31 Op. 31 (1837), plate number: M. S. 2494
Nocturnes Op. 32 (1837), plate number: M. S. 2500
Mazurkas Op. 33 (1838), plate number: M. S. 2714
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 34 No. 1 Op. 34 No. 1 (1838), plate number: M. S. 2715. 1
Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2 Op. 34 No. 2 (1838), plate number: M. S. 2716. 2
Waltz in F major, Op. 34 No. 3 Op. 34 No. 3 (1838), plate number: M. S. 2717. 3.
Etudes de la Methode des Methodes (1840)
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44 Op. 44 (1841), plate number: M. S. 3477
Allegro de concert in A major, Op. 46 Op. 46 (1841), plate number: M. S. 3481
Ballade in A flat major, Op. 47 (1841), plate number: M. S. 3486
Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48 No. 1 (1841), plate number: M. S. 3487
Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op. 48 No. 2 (1841), plate number: M. S. 3488
Fantasy F minor Op. 49 (1841), plate number: M. S. 3489.
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45 (1841)
Mazurkas Op. 50 (1842), plate number: M. S. 3692
Impromptu in G flat major, Op. 51 (1843), plate number: M. S. 3847
Ballade F minor Op. 52 (1843), plate number: M. S. 3957
Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 Op. 53 (1843), plate number: M. S. 3958
Scherzo in E major, Op. 54 Op. 54 (1843), plate number: M. S. 3959
Nocturnes Op. 55 (1844), plate number: M. S. 4084
Mazurkas Op. 56 (1844), plate number: M. S. 4085
Mazurkas Op. 59 (1846), plate number: M.S. 4292

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