Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber MusicComposers, Consumers, Communities$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Marie Sumner Lott

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039225

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039225.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.illinois.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Illinois University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ISO for personal use.date: 28 May 2022

Publishing Chamber Music

Publishing Chamber Music

Archival Evidence for Chamber Music Production and Consumption

(p.21) Chapter 1 Publishing Chamber Music
The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music

Marie Sumner Lott

University of Illinois Press

This chapter examines the institution of chamber music publishing by looking closely at three internationally significant publishers. In all three cases, publishers sought to balance their production of “monumental” and “ephemeral” products to establish and maintain a reliable source of income and new musical material for themselves and, by extension, the musicians who relied upon them. Individually, the three firms represent different models with diverse priorities and business strategies: a small business established by a chamber music lover and copyright activist (Hofmeister); a larger firm that grew with the musical marketplace, changing hands at several points and evolving to address the needs of a growing public (Peters); and a midsize firm that specialized in practical music for private and public use (Schlesinger, later Lienau-Schlesinger). Together, these three companies provides a picture of the music business as it developed throughout the Romantic era.

Keywords:   chamber music publishing, musical marketplace, music business, Hofmeister, Peters, Schlesinger

Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.