Founded 1879 in Hamburg by Daniel Rahter (1828-1891), then manager of the St. Petersburg publisher A. Büttner. Rahter was an admirer of Tchaikovsky's music and acquired the German agency for a number of the composer's works from his principal publisher, P. Jurgenson. The firm continued in operation under Rahter's children after his death but was ultimately sold to the rival Hamburg music publisher Anton J. Benjamin in 1917. Benjamin, whose operation moved to Leipzig in 1920, continued to employ the Rahter name as an imprint well into the 20th century.
Imprints, Addresses, Agencies
- D. Rahter
- St. Petersburg (1879-1890)
Germany (Main Offices)
- Hamburg (1879-1891)
- Leipzig (1891-1917)
Dates in parentheses are estimated dates.
The principal publisher of these titles was A. Büttner of St. Petersburg, whose plate number was used. Rahter was the German co-publisher.
|2054||Davydov||String Sextet, Op.35||1880|
|2265||Nápravník||Fantasia on Russian Themes, Op.39 (2-pf arr.)||(1882)|
|2284||Schütt||Piano Quartet, Op.12||1882|
|2289–90||Nápravník||Fantasia on Russian Themes, Op.39 (score)||(1886)|
|2317||Wilm||String Sextet, Op.27||1882|
|2441||Huber||Cello Sonata No.2, Op.84||1885|
|2477||Nápravník||Piano Quartet, Op.42||1883|
|2497||Borodin||String Quartet No.1||1884|
|2576||Cui||Marche solennelle, Op.18||1881|
|2774||Schütt||Piano Trio No.1, Op.27||1888|
|2800||Popper||Cello Concerto No.3, Op.59 (piano reduction)||1888|
|2843||Riemann||Piano Trio, Op.47||1888|