Albert Rathke

typical cover (1902)



Albert Rathke published music in Magdeburg, a city on the Elbe just West of Berlin, from 1879. Much of the firm's output consisted of songs, many of them patriotic in the spirit of the time, by Gustav Adolf Schaper, Otto Findeisen, and Hermann Richter. The only works to have remained in use up to the present are many works for young violinists by Friedrich Seitz. Heinrichshofen's Verlag, the leading publisher in Magdeburg, acquired the firm early in the 20th century.

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  • Albert Rathke
  • Rathke
  • Verlag von Albert Rathke


  • Magdeburg

Engraving and Printing Partners

Plate Numbers

Albert Rathke's plate numbers were issued in a regular chronological fashion. Plate numbers are in the format of A.R. #### . Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
207 Seitz Der kleine Violinist als Opernfreund (heft 5) 1892
434 Seitz Student Concerto No.7, Op.25 (arr. vln/pno) 1902
435 Seitz 2 Pieces faciles, Op.26 (No.1) 1902
436 Seitz 2 Pieces faciles, Op.26 (No.2) 1902

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