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History

Founded in 1859 by Alexander Bogdanovich Gutheil (1818-1883). Gutheil's concern was the major competition for Russian publishers P. Jurgenson and Bessel, especially after the merger of the Gutheil firm with the older St. Petersburg publisher F.T. Stellovsky, whose catalogue dated back to 1810 and included composers Balakirev, Dargomizhsky, and Glinka. Karl Gutheil was the manager of the Stellovsky firm when his father died (1883) and facilitated the merger three years later. Most important in the later years was Gutheil's promotion of the young composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose entire output except a few works was issued by the firm starting in 1892. The company was sold to Serge Koussevitzky in 1914 for 300,000 rubles and became an imprint of his Edition Russe de Musique. Although Moscow continued to be listed as the principal address on the Gutheil imprint until around 1930, the firm had been merged with Koussevitzky's Edition Russe de Musique whose actual headquarters were located in Berlin, with a branch office in Paris. Koussevitzky sold the combined firm to Boosey & Hawkes of London in 1947.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Plate Numbers

Gutheil plate numbers are typically enclosed within the letters A. #### G.

Plate Composer Work Year
2482 Dargomyzhsky Rusalka (arranged for piano) (1875)
2822 Balakirev Polka
4400 Beethoven Piano Sonata No.21, Op.53 (1885)
6395 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.1, Op.1 (1893)
7148 Pabst A la Mémoire d’Antoine Rubinstein 1896
7265 Godard Concerto Romantique, Op.35 (1897)
8164 Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, Op.19 (1902)
8341 Rachmaninoff 10 Preludes, Op.23, No.4 (1903)
8343 Rachmaninoff 10 Preludes, Op.23, No.6 (1903)
8346 Rachmaninoff 10 Preludes, Op.23, No.9 (1903)
9061 Rachmaninoff Symphony No.2, Op.27 1910
9561 Strauss Jr. Künstlerleben, Op.316 (1912)
9613 Rachmaninoff 13 Preludes, Op.32, No.2 (1912)
9615 Rachmaninoff 13 Preludes, Op.32, No.4 (1912)
9624 Rachmaninoff 13 Preludes, Op.32, No.13 (1912)
9686 Rachmaninoff Etudes-tableaux, No.1 (1913)
10379 Siloti Transcriptions for the Young, after Bach's Cello Suites (1914)

Bibliography: Richard Beattie Davis `The Beauty of Belaieff` London 2008 ISBN 978-1-905912-14-8 http://www.gclefpublishing.com

Sources: Florida Atlantic University Richard Beattie Davis Music Collection http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/davis.htm

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