Bosworth & Co.
Bosworth was founded in 1889 (Leipzig, but by an Englishman) by Arthur Edwin Bosworth (1858–1923). Originally, the intent was to get Austrian copyright protection for Gilbert and Sullivan Operas; however, the business quickly expanded. Bosworth opened four additional branches over the next 25 years; however, the Vienna branch (1902) was the most succesful. Laurence Owen Bosworth (1886–1952) and Arthur Ferdinand Bosworth (1893–1959), his sons, took over upon his death. Several important methods and pedagogical works were published by Bosworth around 1940, including Ševčík’s violin method and other works. Bosworth also got the British rights to Steingraeber’s publications. In 1998, Bosworth was absorbed by Music Sales Group.
Imprints, Agencies, Addresses
Bosworth plate numbers initially employed the prefix B. & Cº.
|B.92||Sobeck||Wind Quintet No.2, Op.11||1891|
|477||Sitt||3 Albumblätter, Op.13||1894|
|585||Cui||5 Morceaux, Op.52||1895|
|2105||Chopin||Etude, Op.10, No.6 (ed. E. Biehl)|
|2109||Chopin||Etude, Op.10, No.10 (ed. E. Biehl)|
|2820||Sabathil||Da Capo!’s Mauerblümchen, Op.168||1902|
|4289||Ševčík||Violin Studies, Op.7||1901|
|4503||Brüll||2 Piano Pieces, Op.89||1904|
|4515–4516||Sitt||3 Morceaux, Op.75 (nos.1,2)||1901|
|5123||Wilm||6 Bagatelles, Op.188 (No.1)||1903|
|5400–5402||Brüll||3 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.90 (ed.Lloyd)||1904|
|B.&Co.5786||Brüll||Waltz for Choir and Orchestra, Op.91 (reduced)||1904|
|6074||Brüll||3 Piano Pieces, Op.93||1905|
|10068||Brüll||3 Piano Pieces, Op.101||1906|
|B.&Co.10171||Rieding||Violin Concertino, Op.25||1907|
|B.&Co.13211||Havergal Brian||The vision of Cleopatra, Op.15||1909|
|B.&Co.16163||Wilfrid Arnold||Ashes of Roses, valse triste (pf. version)||1919|
- 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie. Second Edition.
- New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 2001.