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Typical Eulenberg-Payne's miniature score cover, 1898



Founded in 1874 by Ernst Eulenburg (1847-1926) in Leipzig, Germany. For the first two decades, his catalog consisted mostly of educational and choral works. Subsequently, Eulenburg purchased the study score series of the Leipzig publisher Payne (1891) and that of the London publisher E. Donajowski (1894) to form the basis of the well-known miniature score series - Eulenburg's Kleine Partitur-Ausgabe.

Ernst's son Kurt joined the company in 1911 and took over the reins after his father's death. With the increasing brutality of the Nazi regime in Germany, Eulenburg abandoned the Leipzig headquarters in 1939 for the London office, which became the new company headquarters. In Leipzig the firm, like Anton J. Benjamin and Josef Weinberger was confiscated in 1939 under the Nazi aryanization policy, and became part of F.E.C. Leuckart.

Kurt Eulenburg never returned to Germany, but remained in London after the war. Branch offices were opened in Zurich (1947) and Stuttgart (1950). After Kurt Eulenburg's retirement in 1968, the London headquarters (Ernst Eulenburg & Co., Ltd. - London and Ashford, Kent) and German branch office (Ernst Eulenburg & Co., GmbH - Mainz) were sold to Schott, while the Zurich office remained independent.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Plate numbers

All plate numbers for the study score series, which forms the vast majority of the Eulenburg catalog, begin with the prefix. "E.E." Several hundred Eulenburg titles were actually reprinted from study scores originally issued by the publishers Payne and Donajowski, which were sold to Eulenburg in 1891 and 1894 respectively.

While most Eulenburg study scores are actually re-engraved, some are simply licensed reprints from other publishers. A number of study scores were apparently issued concurrently by C.F. Peters starting in the 1920s. Eulenburg frequently issued prefaces by several different authors and editors over the years for the same work without changing either the edition or plate number. Edition and plate numbers would remain the same even if the works was re-engraved fresh (Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, for example).

Although some prefaces are public domain due to natural expiration of copyright term, others may still be protected, even if the music itself is public domain. Eulenburg's plate numbering scheme is apparently not in any chronological order, but serves simply as an identifier for a particular publication.
The "Payne" study score series is often specifically listed in Hofmeisters' Monatsberichte with its edition number specified.
Plate numbers with the E.E. prefix (includes study score series). All listed items are scores unless noted otherwise. Estimated dates in italics.

Plate Edition Composer Work Year
444-445 Sitt Cavatine und Barcarole, Op.25 1887
465 Sitt Polonaise, Op.29
678 Thieriot Piano Trio, Op.47 1890
715 Eschmann-Dumur Exercices techniques pour piano 1889
1081-83 Sitt 3 Fantasiestücke, Op.58 1894
1085 Klughardt String Quintet, Op.62 1894
1105 5 Cherubini String Quartet No.1 1900
1160 60 Schubert Octet, D.803
1204 104 Beethoven Trio for 2 Oboes and English Horn, Op.87
1205 106 Dittersdorf String Quartet in D major, Kr.191 (ed. Altmann) 1938
1206 107 Dittersdorf String Quartet in B-flat major, Kr.192 (ed. Altmann) 1937
1222 122 Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op.1 No.1 (ed. Unger) 1925
1321 221 Volkmann Piano Trio No.1, Op.3 1899
1322 222 Volkmann Piano Trio No.2, Op.5 1899
1324 Taubert String Quartet, Op.56 1898
1325 225 Klughardt String Quartet No.2, Op.61 1898
1327 227 Wilm String Sextet, Op.27 (sc) 1899
1331-32 231-32 Hochberg 2 String Quartets, Op.27 1901
1345 261 Scontrino String Quartet in C major (sc) 1905
2075 Blumenthal Piano Quintet No.1, Op.2 1900
2076 Blumenthal Piano Quintet No.2, Op.4 1900
2634 Paganini Variations on 'Non più mesta', Op.12 (ed. Kreisler) 1905
2635 Paganini Variations on 'I Palpiti', Op.13 (ed. Kreisler) 1905
2668 Clementi Preludes and Exercises, Op.43 1904
2682 Hummel Hallelluia, Op.73 (with organ) 1903
3310 279 Schröder String Quartet, Op.88 1907
3314 283 Reuss String Quartet in D minor, Op.25 (sc) 1906
3317 291 Schröder String Quartet, Op.89 1909
3319 307 Scontrino String Quartet in E minor 1913
3323 311 Reuss String Quartet in E major "Frühling", Op.31
3609 409 Haydn Symphony No.104 in D major, Hob.I:104 1936
3611 411 Beethoven Symphony No.9, Op.125 Reissue of Donajowski, 391 pp.
(Original plate number = E. 3179 D.)
3611 411 Beethoven Symphony No.9, Op.125 (ed. Unger, 284 pp.) 1925
3627 431 Haydn Symphony No.99 in E-flat major, Hob.I:99 (ed. Praetorius) 1935
3629 434 Haydn Symphony No.100 in G major, Hob.I:100 (ed. Praetorius) 1936
3634 439 Haydn Symphony No.101 in D major, Hob.I:101 (ed. Praetorius) 1934
3633 438 Haydn Symphony No.102 in B-flat major, Hob.I:102 (ed. Praetorius) 1934
3638 469 Haydn Symphony No.103 in E-flat major, Hob.I:103 (ed. Praetorius) 1938
3672 500 Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony, Op.58 1924
3689/5353 519 Trapp, M. Symphony No.4 in B minor, Op.24 1930
3691 491 Borodin Symphony No.2 (ed. Glazunov, Rimsky)
3702.4381 602 Weber Der Freischütz, Op.77 (ed. Abert)
Odd case with double plate number. Abert died in 1927
3761 Volkmann Overture to Shakespeare's Richard III, Op.68
3804 Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3, Op.37 (ed. Altmann, 120 pp.) 1930
3827 738 Franck Variations symphoniques
3867 Kaun Symphony No.2, Op.85 1910
3909 Reifner Frühling, Op.12 1909
3943 Vieuxtemps Vieuxtemps-Album (Heft 1)
3945–46 Pals Konzertstück in B minor, Op.10 (violin, piano) 1912
4020 198 Sitt 15 Etudes for Viola, Op.116 1913
4219 Niemann Sanssouci, Op.65 1919
4285 Niemann Butterfly, Op.82 1921
6013 690 Dvořák Carnival Overture, Op.92 1935
6018 893 Chabrier España
6021 525 Dvořák Symphony No.8, Op.88 1950
6022 195 Haydn Trumpet Concerto, Hob.VIIe:1 (ed. Redlich)
6053 897 Grieg Holberg Suite, Op.40
6054 969 Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Op.45
6056 288 Reger String Trio No.1, Op.77b 1940
6322 501 Borodin Symphony No.3 (compl. Glazunov) 1920
6420 560 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1, Op.13 1910
6630 1118 Borodin Prince Igor (Overture) 1950
6705 Scriabin Symphony No.5, Op.60 1965

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