cover 1820
cover 1853
cover 1861



Christoph Bachmann started a musical goods store, lending library, and publishing company in Hannover in 1819. At some point in the 1820s he went into partnership with local businessman (Georg Wilhelm) Adolph Nagel (1800–1873), publishing under the name Bachmann & Nagel until the end of 1834. In 1835 he sold the store and library to Nagel, but continued publishing.

Bachmann's firm was a success, becoming one of the longest surviving small publishers, functioning for nearly 100 years. The catalog was typical of the period: piano pieces and songs; pieces for cello (Friedrich August Kummer and Karl Matys), violin (Chr. Muller and Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst), and horn (Karl Daniel Lorenz); and at least one opera by Heinrich Marschner.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • C. Bachmann
  • Chr Bachmann


  • Hannover

Plate Numbers

Bachmann's plate numbers appear in the format of #### and appear to have been issued in a fairly regular chronological fashion. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
00031 Matys 4 Solostücke, Op.15 (nº2, sc&pt, 2d ed) 1891
00316 Lorenz Notturno 1847
00378 Lorenz Andante mit Variationen 1848
00600 Raff Aus der Schweiz, Op.57 1853
00647 Lorenz Der Abschied, Op.11 1855
00811 Thieriot 4 Stücke, Op.6 1861

Authority Control

Sources Consulted