Gustav Lewy

typical cover 1864



Gustav Lewy (1824-1901) operated his firm in Vienna from 1854 to 1897, when it was bought by Josef Weinberger. It had the title K. k. Hofmusikalienhändler It published mainly operettas, piano pieces (dances and salon pieces) and solo songs. The main composers were: in the 1860s and 70s Flotow, Hiller, Rubinstein, Esser and Brüll; in the 1880s and 90s Millocker, J.E. Hummel, Czibulka and Ziehrer. In addition to publishing, Lewy managed the oldest theatrical agency in Austria. Emil Hertzka (1869-1932), from 1907 a very important figure in the history of Universal Edition, worked for Lewy in the 1890s.

Not to be confused with Heinrich Lewy of Munich who published opera vocal scores by Braunfels and others in the early 1900s.


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Plate Numbers

Gustav Lewy's plate numbers were issued in a regular chronological fashion. Plate numbers appear in the following formats: ###, G.L. ###. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
140 Bagge String Quartet, Op.12 1861
152-54 Brüll 3 Piano Pieces, Op.3 1861

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