Founded in 1874 by Ernst Eulenburg (1847-1926) in Leipzig, Germany. For the first two decades, his catalog consisted mostly of educational and choral works. Subsequently, Eulenburg purchased the study score series of the Leipzig publisher Payne (1891) and that of the London publisher E. Donajowski (1894) to form the basis of the well-known miniature score series - Eulenburg's Kleine Partitur-Ausgabe.
Ernst's son Kurt joined the company in 1911 and took over the reins after his father's death. With the increasing brutality of the Nazi regime in Germany, Eulenburg abandoned the Leipzig headquarters in 1939 for the London office, which became the new company headquarters. In Leipzig the firm, like Anton J. Benjamin and Josef Weinberger was confiscated in 1939 under the Nazi aryanization policy, and became part of F.E.C. Leuckart.
Following the war, Kurt Eulenburg never returned to Germany, but remained in London. Branch offices were opened in Zurich (1947) and Stuttgart (1950). After Kurt Eulenburg's retirement in 1968, the London headquarters (Ernst Eulenburg & Co., Ltd. - London and Ashford, Kent) and German branch office (Ernst Eulenburg & Co., GmbH - Mainz) were sold to Schott, while the Zurich office remained independent.
All plate numbers for the study score series, which forms the vast majority of the Eulenburg catalog, begin with the prefix. "E.E." Several hundred Eulenburg titles were actually reprinted from study scores originally issued by the publishers Payne and Donajowski, which were sold to Eulenburg in 1891 and 1894 respectively.
While most Eulenburg study scores are actually re-engraved, some are simply licensed reprints from other publishers. A number of study scores were apparently issued concurrently by C.F. Peters starting in the 1920s. Eulenburg frequently issued prefaces by several different authors and editors over the years for the same work without changing either the edition or plate number. Edition and plate numbers would remain the same even if the works was re-engraved fresh (Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, for example).
Although some prefaces are public domain due to natural expiration of copyright term, others may still be protected, even if the music itself is public domain. Eulenburg's plate numbering scheme is apparently not in any chronological order, but serves simply as an identifier for a particular publication.
Plate numbers with the E.E. prefix (includes the study score series)
|678||Thieriot||Piano Trio, Op.47||1890|
|1081 - 83||Sitt||3 Fantasy Pieces Op.58 for Viola and Piano||(1894)|
|1085||Klughardt||String Quintet, Op.62|||
|1105||5||Cherubini||String Quartet No.1 in E Flat||(1900)|
|1204||104||Beethoven||Trio for 2 Oboes and English Horn, Op.87|
|1205||106||Dittersdorf||String Quartet No.1 in D major (ed. W. Altmann)||1938|
|1206||107||Dittersdorf||String Quartet No.2 in B-flat major (ed. W. Altmann)||1937|
|1222||122||Beethoven||Piano Trio No.1 (ed. Max Unger)||(1925)|
|1321||221||Volkmann||Piano Trio No.1, Op.3 (score)||1899|
|1322||222||Volkmann||Piano Trio No.2, Op.5 (score)||1899|
|1324||Taubert||String Quartet, Op.56 (full score)||1898|
|1325||Klughardt||String Quartet No.2, Op.61 (score)||1898|
|1331, 1332||231, 232||Hochberg||2 String Quartets, Op.27 (scores)||1901|
|2075||Blumenthal||Piano Quintet No.1, Op.2||1900|
|2076||Blumenthal||Piano Quintet No.2, Op.4||1900|
|2634||Paganini||Variations on 'Non più mesta', Op.12 (Paganini, Niccolò) (ed. Fritz Kreisler)||1905|
|2635||Paganini||Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op.13 (ed. Fritz Kreisler)||1905|
|2682||Hummel||Hallelluia, Op.73 (with organ)||1903|
|3310||279||Schröder||String Quartet, Op.88 (score)||1907|
|3317||291||Schröder||String Quartet, Op.89 (score)||1909|
|3319||307||Scontrino||String Quartet in E minor (score)||1913|
|3609||409||Haydn||Symphony Hob.I:104, D major||1936|
|3611||411||Beethoven|| Symphony No.9, Op.125, 391 p.
(Reissue of Donajowski. Original plate number = E. 3179 D.)
|3611||411||Beethoven||Symphony No.9, Op.125 (ed. Max Unger, 284 p.)||(1925)|
|3627||431||Haydn||Symphony Hob.I:99, E flat major (Praetorius edition)||1935|
|3629||434||Haydn||Symphony Hob.I:100, G major (Praetorius edition)||1936|
|3634||439||Haydn||Symphony Hob.I:101, D major (Praetorius edition)||1934|
|3633||438||Haydn||Symphony Hob.I:102, B flat major (Praetorius edition)||1934|
|3638||469||Haydn||Symphony Hob.I:103, E flat major (Praetorius edition)||1938|
|3672||500||Tchaikovsky||Manfred Symphony, Op.58||1924|
|519||Trapp, M.||Symphony No.4 in B♭ minor, Op.24 (study score, American reprint)||1930|
|3691||491||Borodin||Symphony No.2 (ed. Glazunov, Rimsky)|
|3702.4381||602||Weber|| Der Freischütz, Op.77 (ed Hermann Abert.) |
Odd case with double plate number. Abert died in 1927
|3761||Volkmann||Overture to Shakespeare's Richard III, Op.68 (study score)|
|3867||Kaun||Symphony No.2, Op.85 (full score)||(1910?)|
|3943||Vieuxtemps||Vieuxtemps-Album (Heft 1)|
|3945–46||Pals||Konzertstück in B minor, Op.10 (vn/pf; parts)||1912|
|4020||198 E.Ed.Ser.||Sitt||15 Etudes for Viola, Op.116||1913|
|6021||525||Dvořák||Symphony No.8, Op.88|
|6022||195||Haydn||Trumpet Concerto, Hob.VIIe:1 (ed. H. F. Redlich)|
|6053||897||Grieg||Holberg Suite, Op.40|
|6054||969||Brahms||Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45|
|6056||288||Reger||String Trio No.1, Op.77b||(1940)|
|6322||501||Borodin||Symphony No.3 (compl. Glazunov)||(1920)|
|6420||560||Tchaikovsky||Symphony No.1, Op.13||(1910)|
|6630||1118||Borodin||Prince Igor: Overture||(1950)|
|6705||Scriabin||Symphony No.5, Op.60||(1965)|