C.C. Lose

Lose cover 1820s
Lose & Olsen cover 1840s
Lumbye dance cover
Lose & Delbanco cover 1850s



Lose, along with Horneman & Erslev, was Denmark's main music publisher in the first three quarters of the 19th century, just as Hansen was in the following 75 years.
Carl Christian Lose (1787-1835) founded the firm in Copenhagen in 1821, and Peter Wilhelm Olsen (1791-1859) became a partner in 1835. From 1846 Carl Christian Lose the younger (1821-1892) managed the firm with Otto Hermann Delbanco (1821 -1890) until he sold it to Hansen in 1872. Lose published many works by Friedrich Kuhlau (1820-50, mainly piano) and Hans Christian Lumbye ,(Denmark's Johann Strauss).

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Lose
  • Lose & Olsen
  • Lose & Delbanco


  • Copenhagen

Plate Numbers

  • Lose and Delbanco plate numbers are in the format of ####. Dates in italics are estimated.
Plate Composer Work Year
2060 Gade 30 Scandinavian Folksongs 1850s
2488 Bechgaard 4 Fantasiestykker, Op.2 1869

Sources Consulted

  • HMB