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Typical early blue and white cover (ca.1880)
Typical blue and white cover (ca.1900)
Later blue and white cover (ca.1920-1950)

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History

Founded in 1853 by George Augener (1830-1915). Augener was a German immigrant who learned the music trade by working for the publisher Andre in Offenbach. In 1898, he initiated the process of acquiring the British publisher Robert Cocks. This was finally accomplished in 1904 and the two firms became known as Augener & Co., Ltd. The expanded company was purchased by Willy Strecker and Schott in 1910 when Augener retired, though Schott was forced to relinquish its interest at the outbreak of the First World War (1914). The catalogues of the UK publishers Joseph Weekes and Joseph Williams were added in 1960-61, just in time for Augener's sale to Galaxy Music of New York in 1962, after which it became a division of Galaxy's UK subsidiary, Galliard, Ltd. Galliard, Ltd. was in turn sold to Stainer & Bell in 1972.

Note: the early Augener catalogs, 1861, are called the Universal Circulating Musical Library. In this they are identical to products from 1856 of Gustav Scheurmann & Co. - perhaps a partner of Augener's? (See Scheurmann with 1856 supplements, Augener 1861 catalogs (all from the same address as used by Augener, and selling products associated with Augener.)

Composers published by Augener

Augener was instrumental in publishing Reger's early works from 1893 until their rejection (despite a seven-year contract) in 1898 of his Piano Quintet in C Minor which remained long unpublished after that, being remitted by its composer into the hands of Adalbert Lindner.

Editions

  • Beethoven - Piano Sonatas, edited by Ernst Pauer - 1870
  • Chopin - Oeuvres pour le piano, edited by Karl Klindworth, revised by Franz Xaver Scharwenka - 1883 (16 volumes)
  • Beethoven - Piano Sonatas, edited by Eusebius Mandyczewski after Nottebohms's copy - 1888
  • Beethoven - Piano Sonatas, edited by Hans von Bülow, revised by Buonamici - 1903
  • Haydn - Piano Sonatas, edited by Franklin Taylor - 1907.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Imprints

  • Gustav Scheurmann & Co.? (mid-1850s?) (poss.?)
  • Augener
  • Augener & Co., Ltd.
  • Augener's Edition

Addresses

  • 86, Newgate St., London (1853-at least 1891?)


Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Edition No Year
00244 Clark Marche aux flambeaux 7783
00575 Smith The Hardy Norseman, Op.5 1861
01744 Thalberg Grande Fantaisie sur l'opera de Meyerbeer 'Les Huguenots', Op.43 1865
02208 Thalberg Lilly Dale, Air Américain Varié, Op.74 1870
04325 Best 4 Concert Fantasias for the Organ (No.2: Fantasia on a Welsh March) 1880
05564 Rheinberger Das Töchterlein des Jairus, Op.32 (English vocal score) 1879
05684 Rheinberger Der arme Heinrich, Op.37 (English vocal score) 9057 1879
05712 Clark Gavotte for Four Violins (parts) 1881
05872–73, 5949–50 Gurlitt Mimoses, Op.113 (1-4) 6151b 1881
05963 Prout Minuet & Trio for Orch., Op.14 7079a 1881
05970, 76, 99, 6000, 03, 06, 24, 27 Gurlitt Mimoses, Op.113 (5-12) 6151b 1881
06164 Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6
06221 Rheinberger Piano Quartet, Op.38 7185 1878
06395 Gurlitt Overture Commedietta, Op.137 (arr.for quintet) 1891
07136 Volkmann Ungarische Skizzen, Op.24 1885
07137 Scharwenka 6 Waltzes, Op.28 1885
07165 Kreuz Quintet for Horn and Strings, Op.49 1901
07284 Capocci Organ Sonata No.3 8745 1888
07414 Kalliwoda 3 Duos faciles et brillants, Op.243 No.2 5606 1886
08251 Del Valle de Paz Suite No.1 for Orchestra, Op.21 (arr. pf4h) 1889
08441 Corelli Trio Sonatas, Op.2 (no.12 only, ed. Chrysander, Joachim) 4936a 1890
08591 Pauer Suite pour la main gauche, Op.72 8331 1890
08601 Jensen Phantasiestücke, Op.27 5275 1898
08608 Lachner 3 Sonatinas, Op.92 (No.1) 1890
08609 Lachner 3 Sonatinas, Op.92 (No.2) 1890
08610 Lachner 3 Sonatinas, Op.92 (No.3) 1890
08663 Pfeiffer Piano Quartet, Op.119 7183 1891
09126 Lachner Piano Trio, Op.102 1893
09444 Corelli 12 Concerti Grossi, Op.6 (Joachim/Chrysander ed.) 4936a-e 1888-91
09456 Lachner Piano Trio, Op.103 1893
09495 Hegyesi Neuartige rhytmische tonleiter und accorden studien 7772 1893
09603 Kreuz Viola Concerto, Op.20 (va/pf arr.) 5571 1893
09672 Hermann Sonatine, Op.28 No.2 (arr. for piano trio) 1893
10265 Weidig Kleines Trio, Op.9 5286 1895
10565 BachReger Bach Transcriptions – Prelude and Fugue in E minor 1895
10861 BachReger Bach Transcriptions – Prelude and Fugue in D major 1896
10882 Kreuz Trio facile, Op.32 5272 1896
10991 Hurlstone Violin Sonata 7507 1896
11115 Stanford String Quartet No.3, Op.64 (parts) 9272b 1897
11228 Hofmann 4 Pieces for 3 Violins, Op.104 1898
11310 Borowski Grande Sonate Russe 1900
11454 Liszt Grandes études de Paganini, S.141 6223a/b 1889
12820 Reinecke Piano Quartet, Op.272 1904
13352 Coleridge-Taylor Forest Scenes, Op.66 6097 1915 (1907?)
13355 Coleridge-Taylor 4 Scenes de Ballet, Op.64 6098 1906
13397 Farjeon, Harry The Four Winds, op. 18 5167 1906
13417 Schumann Three Romances, Op.28 8423
13710 Sinding 3 Klavierstücke, Op.88 1908
13705 Schafer Sight Reading Exercises, Book I, op.45 8378a 1908
13840 Nölck Amoroso, Op.160 7736 1908
13841 Schafer Sight Reading Exercises, Book II, op.45 8378b 1908
14079 Schafer Sight Reading Exercises, Book IV, op.45 8378d 1910
14151 Schumann Piano Sonata No.2, Op.22 8431 1911
14206 Moszkowski Brahms, Hungarian Dances No.1–10 (arr. piano) 1911
14316 Hull Fantasy on an Old English Carol 1911
14332 Drdla Guitarrero, Op.88 1911
14517 Hull Prelude, Berceuse and Rêverie 1913
14889 Hull Paraphrase on Grieg's patriotic Hymn 1915
14903 Ireland Decorations 1915
14918 Ireland Sea Fever 1915
14984 Bax Legend 1915
15095 Bridge Sea Idyl, H.54a 1917
15096 Bridge Capriccio No.2, H.54b 1917
15220 Reed Violin Concerto in A minor (for vln and pno) 1918
15432–434 Bridge The Hour Glass, H.148 1920
15439 Bridge Phantasy for Piano Quartet, H.94 1911
15441 Brian 4 Miniatures 1921
15526 Bridge Phantasie for Piano Trio, H.79 1921
15570 Ireland The Land of Lost Content 1921
15737 Brian The fly 1922
15741 Delius Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, RT VII/5 (score) 1922
15851 Bridge 3 Lyrics, H.161 (nos.1&2) 1922
15984 Boughton Celtic Prelude for trio (score) 1923
16041 Ireland Mai-Dun (arr. for piano 4 hands) 1931
16074 Delius String Quartet in E minor, RT viii/8 (score) 1922
16164 Bridge Novelletten, H.44 1915
16175 Bridge An Irish Melody 'The Londonderry Air', H.86 1915
16291 Bridge Sonata for Piano, H.160 1925
16369 Ireland 2 Pieces for Pianoforte (1. April) 1925
16380 Bridge Elegie, H.47 1925
16422–25 Brian 4 Songs (settings of William Blake) 1929
16692 Agnew Rural Sketches 1927
16717 Palmgren Piano Sonata in D minor, Op.11 1927
17945 Frankel Violin Solo Sonata No.1, Op.13 (ed. Rostal) 1946
17953 Frankel String Quartet No.2, Op.15 (score) 1947
17970 Frankel String Quartet No.2, Op.15 (parts) 1947
18005 Frankel String Trio No.1, Op.3 (parts) 1948
18006 Frankel String Trio No.1, Op.3 (score) 1948
18039 Frankel String Quartet No.1, Op.14 (score) 1950
18040 Frankel String Quartet No.1, Op.14 (parts) 1950
18084 Frankel String Quartet No.4, Op.21 (score) 1950
18085 Frankel String Quartet No.4, Op.21 (parts) 1950
18114 Frankel May Day, a panorama, Op.22 (min.score) 1950
18199 Frankel Violin Concerto, Op.24 (min.f.s.) 1952
18257 Frankel Violin Concerto, Op.24 (arr. vn/pf by P.G. Jones) 1952
18297 Frankel Clarinet Trio, Op.10 (score, parts) 1954

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