The firm was founded in Leipzig in 1846 by Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Siegel and Edmund Stoll. It was sold to Richard Linnemann and his brother Carl after Siegel's death in 1869. Under Richard Linnemann's management, the firm became an important rival to that established by Kistner, publishing works by Schumann, Spohr and Rubinstein. It acquired Holle's catalog from Julius Zwissler (L. Holle’s Nachfolger) in 1894. In 1903, a major expansion was initiated with the acquisition of the publisher E.W. Fritzsch, which culminated with the purchase of longtime rival Kistner in 1919. The name was changed to Kistner & Siegel in 1923.
Though devasted by the allied bombing of Leipzig in 1944-45, the firm re-opened after the war near Cologne in West Germany in 1948. After long legal negotiations the Leipzig and Cologne firms were re-united in 2013.
- 1852 J.G. Haecker (part)
- 1853 Ernst ter Meer, Aachen.
- 1871 Friedrich Bartholomäus in Erfurt (excluding Edmund Bartholomäus’ own works).
- 1871 Die Sängerhalle Allgemeine Deutsche Gesangvereins-Zeitung, founded 1861, from H.W. Schmidt in Halle a.S.
- 1875 Max Bruch, Georg Reynald und Fritz Spindler works from F.E.C. Leuckart
- 1877 Max Bruch works from Aug. Fr. Cranz in Bremen
- 1879 Josef Koch von Langentreu works from Vinzenz Kratochwill (ex Adolf Bösendorfer) in Vienna.
- 1894 Holle catalog from Zwissler of Wolfenbuttel
- 1896 Oskar Messner’s zither works (self published), Leipzig.
- 1903 E.W. Fritzsch, along with Musikalisches Wochenblatt.
- 1923 Union of Fr. Kistner & C.F.W. Siegel.
Imprints, Addresses, Agencies
- C.F.W. Siegel (1846-1923)
- Siegel et Stoll (1846-1849)
- Kistner und Siegel (1923-present)
Estimated dates are in italics.
- 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie.
- 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.
- (C.F.W. Siegel's Musikalienhandlung (R. Linnemann))