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typical cover 1890
Diletto Musicale series cover 1950s



This Viennese firm was founded by Ludwig Doblinger in 1857 with the purchase of the music lending library of Friedrich Mainzer (founded 1817). It was sold on August 1, 1876 to Bernhard Herzmansky (1852-1921), whose descendants continue to manage the firm to the present day. In 1890, Herzmansky obtained the publishing company of Emil Wetzler.

Doblinger was the initial publisher for a number of works by Anton Bruckner, Gustav Mahler, J. P. Gotthard and others in the late 19th century. Many of these titles were licensed to Universal Edition after its founding in 1901, which allowed Doblinger to concentrate on publishing operettas - notably Franz Lehar's huge success Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow).

After setbacks during the WW II era, an emphasis on earlier classical repertoire surfaced after WW II with the series Diletto Musicale (1958-present). The firm also supports 20th century and contemporary Austrian composers (including emigres) such as Erich Zeisl (1905-59).

Important Acquisitions

  • Emil Wetzler, Vienna (1890)

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Ludwig Doblinger
  • L. Doblinger
  • Ludwig Doblinger (Bernard Herzmansky)


Wien (Vienna) - Main office
  • I. Dorotheergasse No.10 (1890-1928)

Also a secondary office in Munich (modern scores, e.g. from the 1960s, have "Verlag Doblinger, Wien-München" on title pages, the same with slash instead of comma on cover pages.)

Plate Numbers

Doblinger plate numbers were often preceded with a simple prefix: D. ####. Plate numbers in 5 digits sometimes, as with some other European publishers, used a "." separator, e.g. D. ##.###.

Plate Composer Work Year
1636 Fischhof Violin Sonata No.1, Op.47 1890
1729-30 Brüll Rhapsodie, Op.65 (solo pt, 2 piano arr) 1892
2085 Bruckner Mass No.2 in E minor, WAB 27 (vocal sc.) 1896
2300 Bruckner Symphony No.6 in A major (sc, pts) 1899
2866 Dohnányi String Quartet No.1, Op.7 (complete score) 1903
3117-20 Dohnányi 4 Rhapsodien, Op.11 1904-05
3211-14 Dohnányi 4 Klavierstücke, Op.2 (1905)
3461 Dohnányi Waltz, Op.3 1908
3942 Brandts Buys Suite for String Quartet, Op.23 (Pts.) 1908
4277 Stojanović Piano Quintet, Op.9 (sc, pts) 1909
5926 Kornauth Piano Sonata, Op.4 1917
6239 Kornauth Piano Quartet, Op.18 (sc,pts) 1921
6484 Grünfeld Kaiser-Walzer, Op.62 1926
6597 Braun 3 Klavierstücke für die linke hand 1928
6710 Schmidt String Quartet No.2 in G (score) 1930
8136 Bortkiewicz 4 Klavierstücke, Op.65 1947
12178 Wellesz Duineser Elegie, Op.90 (full study-score, "StP.100") 1965
15271 Rubin, Marcel Symphony No.6 (full, "StP.355") [1976]
17467 Rubin, Marcel Symphony No.10 (full, "StP.656") 1988

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