C.F. Meser

typical F.A.Kummer cello work cover (1850s)
typical post-takeover Wagner cover (1870s)



This Dresden firm existed by 1830 (according to Hofmeister's Monatsberichte) and was acquired by Adolph Fürstner in 1872 (See Hofmeister's Handbuch (1876), after which there apparently existed two companies: C.F. Meser (Adolph Fürstner) in Dresden and C.F. Meser in Berlin. The company published mainly songs, piano pieces, and many cello pieces by Friedrich August Kummer. It also published the first editions of Richard Wagner's early operas Rienzi, Der fliegende Holländer, and Tannhäuser.

It appears at some point (by 1867) Meser acquired the publisher Herm. Müller.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • C.F. Meser
  • C.F. Mese / Königliche Hof-Musikalien-Handlung

Plate Numbers

C.F. Meser's plate numbers were issued in a regular chronological fashion. Plate numbers are in the format of ####. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
125 Kummer 2 Pieces for Amateurs, Op.27 (No.1) 1835
145 Reissiger 4 Gesänge, Op.117 1837
182 Reissiger Deutsche Lieder, Op.139 1839
275 Wagner Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63 (vocal score) 1844
387 Lubomirski 2 Lieder and Romanza, Op.3 (Nos.2–3) 1847
394 Mayer Divertissement No.1, Op.95 1847
425 Liszt Canzone Napolitana, S.248 (S.248a) 1848
510 Spindler Piano Sonata, Op.83 1857
425 Liszt Canzone Napolitana, S.248 (S.248a) 1848
832 Liszt Ouvertüre zu Tannhäuser, S.442 (H.M. prefix) 1867

Authority Control

  • VIAF (Königliche Hof-Musikalien-Handlung von C. F. Meser)
  • VIAF (Königliche Hof-Musikalien-Handlung von C. F. Meser (Dresden) Leih-Institut)

Sources Consulted