Emil Berté

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typical cover 1897



This firm was founded by Emil Berte (originally Bettelheim) (1856-1922), brother of operetta composer Heinrich Berté(1858—1924). It operated in Vienna from 1890. From 1908–12 Berte managed the Wiener Zentral-Musik-Verlag which was later taken over by Karczag & Wellner. From 1913 he led the firm Eibenschütz & Berte which published Puccini's Opera La Rondine (Die Schwalbe) in 1917.

Berte published mainly operettas, piano pieces (dances and salon pieces) and solo songs. The main composers were Heinrich Berté, Johann Schrammel, Emil Kirschbaum, Josef Forster, Karl Weinberger, R. Langer, and Johann Strauss Jnr. Among the more serious works we find Zemlinsky's opera Sarema and Goldmark's Götz von Berlichingen.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • Emil Berté
  • Emil Berté & Co

Plate Numbers

Emil Berté's plate numbers were issued in a regular chronological fashion. Plate numbers are in the format of E.B.& Co.###. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
53 Bruckner Vaterländisch Weinlied, WAB 91 1892
227 Strauss Jr. Wo uns're Fahne weht, Op.473 1897

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