Max Eschig

Max Eschig, founder
Popular music cover 1925

Max Eschig (1872-1927), from the Czech part of the Habsburg Empire, founded his firm in Paris in 1907. His first project was to produce French versions of the immensely popular Viennese operettas such as The Merry Widow by Lehar, as well as those of Fall, Stolz, Straus, Bromme, Kollo, Granichstaedten and Kalman. Thus Eschig was similar to Salabert, the giant of French musical comedy, and also Chappell of London and T.B. Harms of New York. Eschig's successor Eugène Cools, (director 1927-1936) sought out French talent in musical comedy: Hirchmann, Berthomieu, Gavel, Coullon,and Renieu.

The firm then specialized in contemporary French composers such as Satie, Koechlin, Tournemire, Ravel, Milhaud, Honegger, Poulenc, and Sauguet. This was partly the result of the purchase of E. Demets, the publishers of Ravel's Pavane, (by 1923) and La Sirène Musicale.

Eschig also published much Spanish and Latin American music: Albéniz, Nin, Falla, Turina, Ernesto Halffter and Mompou, Villa-Lobos, Leo Brouwer and Pujol. Finally, many central European works have been produced: Szymanowski, and the Ecole de Paris group of emigre composers: Tansman, Mihalovici, Martinú, Tcherepnine and Harsányi.

The firm was bought by Durand in 1987 and is now part of the Durand / Salabert / Eschig/Ricordi conglomerate initially owned by BMG and in 2007 sold to Universal Music Publishing Group (no relation to Universal-Edition Vienna).

Plate Numbers

Plate Number Composer Work Year
Villa-Lobos Guia prático (piano), W277-284, 358, 359, 473 (Album 2) 1957
Villa-Lobos Guia prático (piano), W277-284, 358, 359, 473 (Album 3) 1957
E. 82 M. Moór 10 Esquisses, Op.82 1909
M.E. 0102 Schwab Berceuse écossaise 1909
M.E. 0616 Falla La Vida Breve 1913
M.E. 0690 Falla Noches en los Jardines de España 1922
M.E. 1410 Blanchet 64 Preludes, Op.41 1926
M.E. 1474 Mompou Charmes, pour piano 1925
M.E. 1615 Tansman Piano Concerto No.1 (arr. 2pf4h) 1926
M.E. 1918 Villa-Lobos Saudades das selvas brasileiras, W226 1927
M.E. 2006 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.2, W197, 198 (original) 1927
M.E. 2017 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.10, W209 (score) 1928
M.E. 2072 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.7, W199 (score) 1928
M.E. 2085 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.7, W199 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2086 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.4, W218 (score) 1928
M.E. 2087 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.4, W218 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2169 Villa-Lobos Rudepoema, W184, 310 (original - piano) 1928
M.E. 2194 Villa-Lobos Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W182 (score) 1928
M.E. 2195 Villa-Lobos Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W182 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2300 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.8, W208 (score 1928
M.E. 2316 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.3, W206 (score) 1928
M.E. 2317 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.3, W206 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2395 Thirion Symphony No.2 (f.s.) (1929?)
M.E. 2417 Villa-Lobos Noneto, W191 (score) 1929
M.E. 2502 Nin Mensaje a Claudio Debussy 1929
M.E. 2516 Villa-Lobos 2 Chôros bis, W227 1930
M.E. 2718 Rubin, Marcel Piano Sonata No.3 1930
M.E. 2903 Villa-Lobos Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (score) 1953
M.E. 2904 Villa-Lobos Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (parts) 1953
M.E. 2971 Tansman Piano Concerto No.2 (arr. 2 pf4h) 1930
M.E. 3070 Tansman Symphony (No.2) in A minor (1926) (f.s.) 1931
M.E. 3146 Tansman Triptyque 1931
M.E. 3618 Karjinsky Concerto for violoncello and orchestra 1932
M.E. 3997 Karjinsky Concerto for two violoncellos 1933
M.E. 4746 Karjinsky Sonata for violin and violoncello 1935
M.E. 4932 Sauguet Piano Concerto No.1 (2pf arr.) 1936
M.E. 4961 Tansman Concertino pour piano & orchestra (pocket s.) 1937
M.E. 5111 Tansman 2 Pièces pour orchestre (f.s.) 1936
M.E. 5150 Tournemire Postludes libres pour des Antiennes de Magnificat, Op.68 1936
M.E. 5156 Karjinsky Sonatina for violoncello and piano 1936
M.E. 5272 Karjinsky Images for violin and piano 1937
M.E. 5533 Karjinsky Rhapsodie slave 1937
M.E. 5645 Karjinsky Trepak 1938
M.E. 5685 Honegger Scenic Railway, H 115 1938
M.E. 5815 Karjinsky Intermezzo for violoncello and piano 1938
M.E. 5895 Tansman Violin Concerto (full score) 1939
M.E. 6282 Karjinsky Suite for violoncello and piano 1942
M.E. 6394 Sauguet Gageure imprévue (opera-comique. vocal sc.) 1948
M.E. 6501 Karjinsky Skázka 1948
M.E. 6583 Tansman Symphony No.5 (f.s.) (1950)
M.E. 6604 Tansman Musique pour orchestre (min.s.) 1951
M.E. 6658e Tansman Musique pour cordes (quartet 7) (score) 1952
M.E. 6703 Tansman Symphony No.6 "In Memoriam" 1944 (f.s.) 1953
M.E. 6753 Tansman String Quartet No.6 (1944) (score) 1960
M.E. 6772 Villa-Lobos Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W230 (score) 1955
M.E. 6773 Villa-Lobos Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W230 (parts) 1955
M.E. 6774 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.7, W199 (score - reissue) 1955
M.E. 6806 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.14, W519 (sc) 1958
M.E. 6821 Villa-Lobos Sexteto místico, W131 1957
M.E. 6949 Villa-Lobos Duo for Oboe and Bassoon, W535 1958
M. E. 7094 Martinů Oboe Concerto, H.353 1960
M.E. 7280 Martinů Musique de chambre No.1 1967
M.E. 7418 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.1, W161 1960
M.E. 7577 Villa-Lobos Noneto, W191 (parts) 1929
M.E. 7653 Tansman Cello Concerto (arr. vc/pf) 1965
M.E. 7677 Tansman Petite Suite 1965
M.E. 7714 Satie Harmonies 1969
M.E. 7714 Satie Prière 1969
M.E. 7714 Satie Vexations 1969
M.E. 7982 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.17, W537 (score) 1977
M.E. 7994 Villa-Lobos Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (score - reissue) 1971
M.E. 8325 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.16, W.526 (sc) 1981
M.E. 8429 Mompou 5 mélodies sur des textes de Paul Valéry 1985
M.E. 8469 Koechlin La loi de la jungle, Op.175 (f.s.) 1986
M.E. 8532 Tansman Music for clarinet and string quartet (pts) 1984
M.E. 8541 Tansman Music for clarinet and string quartet (sc) 1984
M.E. 8590 Sauguet Sonate d'église (organ & strings; organ part.) 1985
M.E. 8697 Tansman Guitar Concertino (arr. gtr/pf) 1991
M.E. 8706 Sauguet Sonate crépusculaire (vn pt, pf sc) 1990
M.E. 8707 Sauguet String Quartet No.3 (parts) 1990
M.E. 8708 Sauguet String Quartet No.3 (score in-16) 1990
M.E. 8731 Tansman Guitar Concertino (f.s.) 1991
M.E. 8733 Tansman Piano Trio No.2 (sc&pts) 1990
M.E. 8760 Tansman Cinq pièces faciles (sc&pt) 1991
M.E. 8771 Tansman Introduction et fugue (2 pts) 1993
M.E. 8884 Tansman Fantasy for violin & piano (sc&pt) 1995
M.E. 8905 Sauguet Cinq poèmes de Hölderlin 1994
M.E. 8996 Sauguet Suite for B clarinet & piano (sc&pt) 1995

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