Typical illustrated Quedlinburg' cover 1877
Typical early 20th c Berlin cover
Renaissance polyphony series cover (ca. 1910)
Musikschätze der Vergangenheit Baroque series cover (1930s)



This firm started in Quedlinburg, a small but historic town in Sachsen-Anhalt, in 1877 and published a large quantity of piano music, solo songs, choral works and other works, by Fr. Zimmer, Karl Seitz, Albert Becker and Gustav Hecht, among others, into the 20th century.

The firm moved to Berlin in 1903 and started publishing early music, edited by Woyrsch, Egidi, Upmeyer and others. There were several series, such as Felix Woyrsch's Renaissance polyphony series and the Musikschätze der Vergangenheit Baroque series.

The founder died in 1917 and his sons Friedrich, Albert und Heinrich Vieweg took over. In 1955 Friedrich, the oldest son, became sole owner, succeeded on his death in 1958 by Horst Koppe. The firm moved to Munich in 1971 and Marco Sander of F.E.C. Leuckart took it over. Thomi-Berg took over distribution in 1989, and the offices were moved to Planegg in 2002.

A firm with the same name also existed in Braunschweig in the first half of the 19th century.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Vieweg
  • C.F. Vieweg


  • Quedlinburg
  • Berlin Grosslichterfelde Ringstr. 47a (starting in 1903)

Plate Numbers

  • Vieweg's plate numbers are of the format of V###. Dates in italics are estimated.
Plate Composer Work Year
V.0076 Schumann String Quartet, Op.20 1888
V.0355 Woyrsch Passions-Oratorium, Op.45 (v.s.) 1899
V.0873 Burger Sinfonietta, Op.65(sc&pts) 1909
V.0951 Dessau Capriccio, Op.46 (score) 1910
V.0952 Dessau Abendlied, Op.47 (score) 1910
V.1498 Baussnern Suite (No.1), for Violin and Piano (sc&pt) 1924
V.1858 Handel Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 (sel., arr/reorch. Fricke) 1930
V.1922 Brunckhorst Weihnachtsmusik 1932
V.2085 Fux Concentus Musico-Instrumentalis, Op.1 1937

Sources Consulted