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Typical F.A. Urbánek cover 1882
Typical F.A. Urbánek cover 1889
Decorative cover 1897
Typical M. Urbánek cover
Typical M. Urbánek plain cover



The name Urbánek refers to two different publishing houses, the managers of which were family members.

In 1872 František Augustin Urbánek established his publishing firm in Prague. Much later the name was changed to F.A. Urbánek a synové in 1913 when his sons Frantisek and Vladimir became partners. Although originally devoted to the publication of educational material, Urbánek shifted the emphasis to music in 1879. In that year the company made a contract with the ailing Smetana, who had only five more years to live, for the publication of his cycle of six symphonic poems Má Vlast. The firm was nationalised in 1949 (see Supraphon).

Mojmír Urbánek, a son of František, started his own music publishing firm in 1900, bearing the same fate of his father's firm in 1949.

Plate Numbers

F.A. Urbánek and Sons

  • Plate number prefix = U. ### (except some early issues). Dates in italics are estimated.
Plate Composer Work Year
0004 Smetana Vyšehrad, JB 1:112/1 (arr. piano duet) 1879
0005 Smetana Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (arr. piano duet) 1879
0015 Smetana Vyšehrad, JB 1:112/1 (full score) 1880
0034 Fibich Komenský Overture, Op.34 (arr. piano duet) 1894
0040 Fibich Piano Quartet, Op.11 1882
0067 Smetana Vltava, JB 1:112/2 (arr. piano) 1882
0148 Dvořák The Orphan, Op.5 1883
0234–235 Dvořák Dumka and Furiant, Op.12 1885
0284 Chvála String Quartet in D minor (parts) 1886
0473 Neruda Cello Concerto No.2, Op.59 (cello/piano red.) 1889
0489 Nešvera 2 Nocturnes, Op.29 1889
0730 Smetana The Bartered Bride, JB 1:100 (selections, arr. pf Štětka) 1894
0745 Chvála Volkstänze im Kammerstil (parts) 1894
0770 Fibich Jarní paprsky, Op.36 1894
0781? Nešvera Ricordanza, Op.97 1903
0853 Suk Piano Pieces, Op.7 (Maxian edition) 1920
0875 Nedbal 4 Piano Pieces, Op.8 1894
0903 Fibich Quintet, Op.42 1895
0964–967 Fibich Moods, Impressions, and Souvenirs, Op.44
0971 Fibich 4 Ballades, Op.7 1896
1027 Novák Ballade, Op.2 1897
1031 Kàan Bajaja, Op.28 (arr. Štětka for pf.) 1897
1177 Novák Bagatellen, Op.5 1900
1187 Novák Piano Trio No.1, Op.1 1902
1204 Novák My May, Op.20 (ed. Rauch) 1948
1526 Fibich Piano Trio in F minor 1908
1615 Bastl Hudební pohádky, 4th edition between 1921 and 1935
2053 Suk Piano Pieces, Op.7 (no.1, arr.vn/pf by Kocian) 1948
2090 Hanuš, Jan Sonata-Rapsodia, Op.9 (sc&pt) 1944
2094 Axman Scherzo 1945

It seems likely that the original of 1204 (whose 1948-published, Rauch-edited revised version we have) probably had the same plates and perhaps was also published in 1902 or so.

Mojmír Urbánek

Plate Composer Work Year
M.U. 0041 Ondříček Scherzo Capriccioso, Op.18 1900
M.U. 0119 Novák Slovak Suite, Op.32 1911
M.U. 0197 Foerster Cello Sonata, Op.45 1905
M.U. 0200 Jiránek Violin Sonata 1905
M.U. 0452 Slavík Violin Concerto No.2 in A minor (arr.vn/pf by Ondříček) 1906
M.U. 1100 Smetana Czech Dances II, JB 1:114 1918
M.U. 1367 Suk Vesnická serenáda (Selva ed.) 1922
M.U. 1387/1421 Smetana Czech Dances I, JB 1:107 (full score) 1923
M.U. 1387/1422 Smetana Czech Dances I, JB 1:107 (no.3 full score) 1923

Authority Results

  • VIAF (Fr. A. Urbánek (Praga))
  • VIAF (Fr. A. Urbánek (nakladatelství))
  • VIAF (Nakladatelství Mojmíra Urbánka)
  • VIAF (Nakladeltství Fr. A. Urbánek (Prag))