Gustav Lewy

typical cover 1864

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History

Gustav Lewy (1824-1901) operated his firm in Vienna from 1854 to 1897, when it was bought by Josef Weinberger. It had the title K. k. Hofmusikalienhändler It published mainly operettas, piano pieces (dances and salon pieces) and solo songs. The main composers were: in the 1860s and 70s Flotow, Hiller, Rubinstein, Esser and Brüll; in the 1880s and 90s Millocker, J.E. Hummel, Czibulka and Ziehrer. In addition to publishing, Lewy managed the oldest theatrical agency in Austria. Emil Hertzka (1869-1932), from 1907 a very important figure in the history of Universal Edition, worked for Lewy in the 1890s.

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Plate Numbers

Gustav Lewy's plate numbers were issued in a regular chronological fashion. Plate numbers are in the format of G.L.###. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
152-54 Brüll 3 Piano Pieces, Op.3 1861

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