Founded eponymously in ca.1852 by Julius Hainauer (1827–1897), described in a recent source as a bookseller, publisher, vendor and city councillor. (Till van Rahden, Jews and other Germans: civil society, religious diversity, and urban politics in Breslau, 1860-1925.) (May have been purchased from Förster and Michaeli of Breslau in 1851? See Handlexikon der Tonkunst.)
The main composers in the catalog were Moritz Moszkowski, Eduard Poldini, Jenö Hubai, Adolf Jensen, Josef Casimir Hofmann, Edward MacDowell, Antonín Dvořák, Theodor Kirchner, Thekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska and several other Polish composers, since Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) was in Silesia, close to the Polish-speaking areas (later the Polish Republic 1919-39). Most of the items could be classified as Salon-music: piano pieces, dances, songs, chamber music and arrangements of operatic pieces. Output was very vigorous; according to HMB over 2500 items were published between 1830 and 1900.
The firm also published quite a number, of non-musical publications at least between 1857 and 1871 (dates chosen because works are known to have been published then. Guessing they could be extended in the futureward direction.)
In the 1930s the firm closed. First the retail music shop was sold to a competitor in 1933, then in 1934 the firm was struck off the register of publishers (Adreßbuch des Deutschen Buchhandels) because it was non-aryan. Finally it disappeared from the stock market list in 1938.
From "German Exile Publishers":
"Ernst Julius Hainauer (1901-1960s) founded the music publishing house Julius Hainauer Ltd. in London in 1936 ... Hainauer had been active in music publishing in Breslau before fleeing to the United Kingdom after the Machtergreifung." (seizure of political power by the Nazis, 1933.) He also worked for Richard Schauer Music Publishers (see Anton J. Benjamin page). After his death in the mid '60s his widow Alice Hainauer continued the business Hainauer Ltd.
Imprints, Addresses, Agencies
- Jules Hainauer
- Julius Hainauer
- Verlag von Julius Hainauer
- London Hainauer Gevelsberg/Westf. Spies (after 1936)
- Mostly based in Breslau, from ca.1852?-odd? until ? - 1933
- London (1936-on)
- Hainauer. Katalog des Musikalien-Verlages von Julius Hainauer in Breslau: In syst. u. alph. Ordnung. [Nebst:] Nachtrag. (1899, 1903)
- Most Hainauer plate number include the initials J. #### H. employed as a prefix and suffix. Sometimes J.H. is found as a prefix.
|K.H.M. 2015||Bird||Zweite kleine Suite, Op.6 (pf. 4h)||1886|
(This was probably a Copenhagen Musikhandel plate, which explains the KHM, and not a Hainauer plate at all, actually. Publishers often do mutual projects in this way... Another major project was with Nordisk Musikforlag of Christiania/Oslo, in which they seem to have co-published? a number of major and minor works of Wilhelm Stenhammar which received further distribution thereby (the plates being NKM plates, however, not JH, though Hofmeisters Monatsberichte invariably lists these as Hainauer productions- and modern library catalogs, along with workpages on this site, as Nordisk Musikforlag. Which might produce a bit of confusion. Stenhammar's 1st quartet appears to have received both pairs of plates, so its Hainauer plates are listed below. Anyway, to the main incomplete plate table.
- Hofmeisters Monatsberichte (http://www.hofmeister.rhul.ac.uk/ for 1830–1900, http://www.onb.ac.at/sammlungen/musik/16615.htm for 1830–1947 going to the original scans for more careful reading
- Worldcat to match a date with a plate number where not already known (being careful that editions match, etc.)
- Library of Congress, Catalogue of first editions of Edward MacDowell, 1861-1908.
- Also copyright books and other magazines available at Google Books and elsewhere to determine and match publication and plate information when these sources do not have this.
- (Hainauer, Julius - personal)
- (Hainauer, Julius - corporate)