Pazdírek

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History

The Pazdírek dynasty was active in music publishing in the Habsburg Empire and its successor states for 100 years. Bohumil Pazdírek started a firm in Vienna as early as 1868 under the pseudonym J.P. Gotthard after working a few years for the publishers Spina, Lewy, and Doblinger, but sold it to Doblinger in 1880. Bohumil and his brother František Pazdírek (1848-1915) published the monumental 34-volume Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur from 1904-10, with some help from a third brother, Ludevít Raimund Pazdírek (1850-1914), who founded his own concern in 1879 Horní Moštěnice, moving from there to Bučovice, Olomouc, and ultimately to Brno in 1911.

This firm, known as Edition Pazdírek, was managed from 1919 by Ludevít's son Oldřich Pazdírek (1887-1944). The catalogue at first concentrated on church music and instructional material with the main composers being contemporary Moravians such as Ševčik and Janáček, along with some historical works by Bohemians such as Benda with the beginning of the series Musica Antiqua Bohemica in the 1930s. In conjunction with Melantrich of Prague (see Wikipedia) it ran MelPa (Melantrich-Pazdírek) from 1936-1949. Edition Pazdírek was nationalized 1949, shortly after Oldřich Pazdírek's death.

Editions

Universal-Handbuch der Musikliteratur

  • Earlier edition (19 volumes)
Vol.I: A — Az (460 pages)
Vol.II: B — By (1328 pages)
Vol.III: C — Cz (720 pages)
Vol.IV: D — Dz (556 pages)
Vol.V: E — Gattermann (760 pages)
Vol.VI: Gattermann — Hall, R.B. (742 pages)
Vol.9: Ga — Gy (730 pages)
Vol.VII: Ha — Hy (780 pages)
Vol.12: Hall, R.B. — Hy (680 pages)
Vol.VIII: I — Ky (766 pages)
Vol.IX: L — Ly (772 pages)
Vol.XIX: Vogler — Zy (876 pages)
  • Revised edition
Vol.I: A — Az (460 pages)
Vol.II: B — Bellenghi (460 pages)
Vol.III: C — Cz (720 pages)
Vol.IV: D — Dz (556 pages)
Vol.XXI: M — Mylio (1040 pages)
  • Later edition (32 volumes)
Vol.1: Aa — Az (452 pages)
Vol.2: B — Bellenghi (451 pages)
(scan of 2nd copy)
Vol.3: Bellenghi — Boieldieu (459 pages)
Vol.4: Boieldieu — Bz (430 pages)
Vol.5: C — Colman (450 pages)
Vol.6: Colmance — Demeur (433 pages)
Vol.7: Demeur — Dz (384 pages)
Vol.8: E — Fitzenhagen (640 pages)
(scan of 2nd copy)
Vol.9: Fitzenhagen — Gattermann (346 pages)
Vol.9: Ga — Gy (730 pages)
Vol.10: Gattermann — Gouvy (360 pages)/mode/2up US-PRV
Vol.11: Gouvy — Hall (362 pages)/mode/2up US-PRV
Vol.12: Hall, R.B. — Hy (680 pages)
Vol.12: Hall, R.B. — Hervé (340 pages)
Vol.13: Hervé — Hyspa (336 pages)
Vol.14: I — Kiesewetter (356 pages)
Vol.15: Kiesewetter — Kuhe (356 pages)
Vol.16: Kuhe — Leduc (344 pages)
Vol.17: Leduc — Löwenstein (340 pages)
(Vol.18 missing)
Vol.19: Marks — Messner (340 pages)
Vol.20: Messner — Moynet (328 pages)
Vol.21: Mozart — Normand (356 pages)
Vol.22: Normand — Parkinson (356 pages)
Vol.23: Parkmann-Tuckermann — Popper (356 pages)
Vol.24: Popper — Reissiger (338 pages)
Vol.25: Reissiger — Rossi (364 pages)
(Vol.26 missing)
Vol.27: Schaffer — Schwalm (358 pages)
Vol.28: Schwalm — Specht (356 pages)
Vol.29: Spechtenhauser — Swain (356 pages)
Vol.30: Swain — Troppmann (364 pages)
Vol.31: Troppmann — Vogler (344 pages)
Vol.32: Vogler — Zy (876 pages)

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Imprints

  • J.P. Gotthard
  • Edition Pazdírek

Addresses

  • Vienna
  • Brno

Plate Numbers

  • O.P. ###

Sources Consulted