Cos Cob Press Like Wa-Wan Press, Arrow Music Press and The Composers Press, was an attempt in the first half of the 20th century to spread knowledge of contemporary American composers. It was founded by Alma Morgenthau Wertheim (1887–1953), a patron of sthe arts, in 1929. She named the organization after a the village of Cos Cob where she owned a summer residence. However, the organization was located in New York and was organized as a non-profit-organization. Its aim was to spread music of contemporary american composers who in the 1920s experienced considerable difficulties in finding publishers for their music, especially for orchestral works and chamber music.
The organization ceased publishing by the end of the 1930s. The catalogue was taken over by Arrow Music Press in 1938 which in turn was bought by Boosey & Hawkes in 1956.
Imprints, Addresses, Agencies
- 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie. New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 1980.
- 2. Kerr, Harrison. "The American Music Center." Notes Second Series, Vol. 1, no. 3 (1944): 34-41 http://www.jstor.org/stable/891127 (accessed 03.12.2010).
- 3. Liukkonen, Petri. "Barbara Tuchman." 2008. http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/tuchman.htm (accessed 03.12.2010).