J. Rieter-Biedermann

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History

Jakob Melchior Rieter-Biedermann (1811-1876) was born in Winterthur, Switzerland (Zurich canton). When he was 22, he went to Paris to study engineering; there he became acquainted with Berlioz and Rossini. Returning home in 1835, Rieter-Biedermann served as the librarian for the Winterthur Musikkollegium. In 1849, he founded the music publishing firm whose catalog grew to more than 900 works by the time of his death.

Works issued included those of Berlioz, Schumann, and Brahms. His son-in-law Edmund Astor (1845-1918) directed the Leipzig branch from its founding in 1862, and subsequently Leipzig became the headquarters on the Winterthur office's closing in 1884. In 1917, the company was purchased by C.F. Peters.

Editions

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Addresses

  • Winterthur (1849-1861)
  • Winterthur and Leipzig (1862-1884)
  • Leipzig (1884-1917)

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
0013 Kirchner Scherzo No.1, Op.8 1857
0024 Schumann Spanische Liebeslieder, Op.138 (arr. for voice and piano 4 hands) 1857
0047 Wüllner 6 Lieder, Op.5 1858
0057 Wüllner Piano Sonata, Op.6 1858
0081 Bargiel Suite for Violin and Piano, Op.17 1859
0132 Grädener String Quartet No.1, Op.12 (parts) 1861
0133 Grädener String Quartet No.2, Op.17 (parts) 1861
0134 Grädener String Quartet No.3, Op.29 (parts) 1861
0165 Brahms Ave Maria, Op.12 1861
0170 Brahms Piano Concerto No.1, Op.15 (piano and string parts) 1861
0175 Naumann 3 Fantasiestücke, Op.5 1861
0222 Terschak Konzertstück, Op.51 (flute, pf version) 1862
0225 Naumann String Quintet No.1, Op.6 (parts) 1862
0253 Gernsheim Piano Sonata, Op.1 1863
0269 Bach Six Fragments from Cantatas and Violin Sonatas (arr. Saint-Saëns) (1863)
0277 Merkel Adagio im freien Styl, Op.35 1863
0332 Hiller Der 93ste Psalm, Op.112 (vocal score) 1864
0409 Merkel Organ Sonata No.2, Op.42 1866
0418 Raff Piano Trio No.2, Op.112 1866
0435 Brahms Piano Quintet, Op.34 1865
0470 Brahms 16 Waltzes, Op.39 (first edition) 1866
0499, 509 Gernsheim Salamis, Op.10 1867
0524 Brahms 16 Waltzes, Op.39 (arr.pf solo) 1867
0570 Grimm Violin Sonata, Op.14 1869
0592 Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45 1868
0620 Bach 6 Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012 (arr. for piano by Raff) 1869
0678 Brahms Sonata for 2 Pianos, Op.34b 1871
0733 Schulz-Beuthen Walzer, Op.3 1873
0801 Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (arr. for piano by Raff) 1875
0802 Bach Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 (arr. for piano by Raff) 1875
0861 Grieg In Autumn, Op.11 (arr. for piano 4 hands) 1875
0917 Rauchenecker Orientalische Phantasie 1877
0924 Huber Walzer, Op.27 (complete score for vn, vc, pf4h) 1878
0992 Rauchenecker String Quartet No.2 in D major 1878
1009 Huber Piano Sonata, Op.47 1879
1037 Gernsheim Piano Trio No.4 in B major, Op.37 1879
1051 Herzogenberg 2 String Trios, Op.27 (No.1, score and parts) 1879
1052 Herzogenberg 2 String Trios, Op.27 (No.2, score and parts) 1879
1097 Noskowski 6 Cracoviennes, Op.7 1880
1106 Merkel Organ Sonata No.7, Op.140 1880
1181 Petzold, E. Am blauen See, Op.43 1882
1195 Herzogenberg Violin Sonata No.1, Op.32 1882
1232 Barth Cello Sonata, Op.7 1883
1248 Bödecker Trio-Phantasie, Op.18 1883
1277 Gernsheim Piano Quartet No.3, Op.47 1883
1310 Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45 (arr. for organ solo) 1884
1344 Herzogenberg Gesänge und Balladen, Op.44 1885
1351 Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45 (arr. for piano solo) 1885
1375 Merkel Organ Sonata No.8, Op.178 1885
1435 Merkel Organ Sonata No.9, Op.183 1886
1440 Hiller String Trio, Op.207 1886
1452 Gernsheim String Quartet No.3, Op.51 1886
1472 Herzogenberg Waltzes for Piano 4-Hands, Op.53 1887
1530 Perger String Trio, Op.12 1888
1630 Perger Piano Quartet, Op.14 1889
1634 Perger Serenade, Op.17 1889
1662-3 Perger 3 Songs, Op.18 (nos.1, 2) 1890
1674 Herzogenberg Legenden, Op.62 1890
1703 Thieriot Kantate der Klage und des Trostes, Op.50 (v.s.) 1890
1794 Thieriot Sonate im leichtern Styl, Op.56 (sc&pt) 1892
1819 Herzogenberg Piano Quartet No.1, Op.75 1892
1821 Herzogenberg String Quintet, Op.77 (parts) 1892
2038 Degner Overture for Organ and Orchestra 1895
2118 Bossi Piano Trio, Op.107 (score & parts) 1896
2130 Thieriot Violin Concerto, Op.68 (vn. part) 1897
2143 Herzogenberg Piano Quartet No.2, Op.95 1897
2395 Bossi Trio Sinfonico, Op.123 1901
2402 Lange Jr. String Quartet No.4, Op.81 (score & pts.) 1901
2407 Klengel, Paul Pastorale, Op.17 1902
2471–72 Thieriot 2 Concertstücke, Op.76 (cello/piano red.) 1903
2480 Boslet 3 Tonstücke, Op.25 1903
2485 Lange Jr. Piano Trio No.2, Op.89 1904
2490 Bossi Suite for Orchestra, Op.126 1904
2530 Thieriot String Quartet No.1, Op.83 (parts) 1905
2592 Zerlett Die Wallfahrt nach Kevlaar, Op.254 (piano reduction) 1906
2614 Bossi Missa pro defunctis (Requiem), Op.83 (parts) 1907
2616 Bossi Missa pro sponso et sponsa, Op.110 (with harmonium or piano ad-lib.) 1907
2673 Thieriot Concerto for 3 Violins and Orchestra, Op.88 (3vn/pf red.) 1908
2718 Brahms Piano Quintet, Op.34 (arr. for piano solo by Singer) 1909
2774 Brzeziński Violin Sonata, Op.6 1910
2864 Gade 4 Idyllen, Op.34 1912
2947 Thieriot Cello Concerto, Op.97 (piano red.) 1915
10967 Ibert Suite symphonique 'Paris' (full score) 1932

Catalogues

Sources Consulted

  • 1. Sadie, Stanley. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 1980.
  • 2. Wier, Albert E. The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians in One Volume
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1938.

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