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A.M. Schlesinger

A.M. Schlesinger

A publishing house established by Adolph Martin Schlesinger in Berlin in 1811. Earlier Schlesinger worked for H.G. Nagel's and N. Simrock's publishing houses and before that he had dealt in musical requisites, maps, etc., he had also run a library. At first he published only the works of the Berlin composers, but the valuable conacts within the musical society of the time, among others with Mendelssohn and Weber, enhanced his position on the publishing market. From 1814 he was Weber's main publisher. Owing to the exceptional enterprise of its founder, the publishing house became one of the most important publishing firms in Germany. In 1819 Adolph's son, Maurice, he got into contact with Beethoven whose works he was publishing simultaneously in Berlin and in the company's branch in Paris in the years 1819-1822 and 1827. In 1830 in Schlesinger's publishing house in Berlin a part of J.S.Bach's "St Matthew's Passion" was published for the first time.


Publisher printed the following Chopin first editions:

Grand Duo Concertant in E major on themes from Meyerbeer's opera Robert le diable, Op. 16 A (1833), plate number: S. 1777
Rondo in C minor Op. 1 (1835), plate number: 2019
Nocturne in B major, Op. 32 No. 1 Op. 32 No. 1 (1838), plate number: S. 2180 (1)
Nocturne in A flat major, Op. 32 No. 2 Op. 32 No. 2 (1838), plate number: S. 2180 (2)
Etudes de la Methode des Methodes (1840), plate number: S. 2207
Fantasy-Impromptu [Op. 66] (1855), plate number: S. 4392
Mazurkas [Op. 67] (1855), plate number: S. 4393
Mazurkas [Op. 68] (1855), plate number: S. 4394
Waltzes [Op. 69] (1855), plate number: S. 4395
Waltzes [Op. 70] (1855), plate number: S. 4396
Polonaise in D minor [Op. 71 No. 1] [Op. 71 No. 1] (1855), plate number: S. 4397
Polonaise in B flat major [Op. 71 No. 2] [Op. 71 No. 2] (1855), plate number: S. 4398
Polonaise in F minor [Op. 71 No. 3] [Op. 71 No. 3] (1855), plate number: S. 4399
Works published posthumously [Op. 72] (1855), plate number: S. 4400
Rondo in C major [Op. 73] [Op. 73] (1855), plate number: S. 4401
16 Songs [Op. 74] (1859), plate number: S. 4797-4812

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