Presumably founded by A. Büttner, this St. Petersburg firm according to Hofmeister's Monatsberichte was active from 1850 to 1879. It was managed by Daniel Rahter (1828-1891), who later founded his own firm D. Rahter in Hamburg in 1879. From then on the two firms co-operated.
Büttner's catalog contained works by the many composers attracted from abroad to the Russian Empire: many dances and light pieces, many works by Nicolai von Wilm, several items for brass ensemble by Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer and Wurm, and cello pieces by C. Decker and C. Meyer. Later composers include Eduard Nápravník, Hans Huber, and Karl Nawrátil. Among the native Russians whose works were published by Buttner were César Cui, Nikolay Afanasyev, Nikolay Shcherbachyov, and Karl Davydov.
A. Büttner's plate numbers were issued in a regular chronological fashion. Plate numbers are in the format of #### . Dates in italics are estimated.
|150||Pettoletti||Duettino sur un air de 'La sonnambula', Op.30||1850|