Typical cover (Arensky symphony)


This firm was founded in 1859 by Alexander Bogdanovich Gutheil (1818-1883), who had emigrated to Russia from Frankfurt am Main in 1853. Gutheil's concern was the major competition for Russian publishers P. Jurgenson and Bessel, especially after the merger of the Gutheil firm with the older St. Petersburg publisher F. Stellovsky, whose catalogue dated back to 1810 and included composers Balakirev, Dargomizhsky, and Glinka. Karl Alexandrovich Gutheil (1851-) was the manager of the Stellovsky firm when his father died (1883) and facilitated the merger three years later.

Most important in the later years was Gutheil's promotion of the young composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, whose entire output except a few works was issued by the firm starting in 1892. The company was sold to Serge Koussevitzky in 1914 for 300,000 rubles and became an imprint of his Editions Russes de Musique.

Although Moscow continued to be listed as the principal address on the Gutheil imprint until around 1930, the firm had been merged with Koussevitzky's Editions Russes de Musique whose actual headquarters were located in Berlin, with a branch office in Paris. Koussevitzky sold the combined firm to Boosey & Hawkes of London in 1947.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Plate Numbers

Gutheil plate numbers are typically enclosed within the letters A. #### G.

Plate Composer Work Year
01717 Kontski Souvenir de l'Exposition, Op.315 1880
02482 Dargomyzhsky Rusalka (arranged for piano) 1875
02822 Balakirev Polka
04400 Beethoven Piano Sonata No.21, Op.53 1885
04961 Kontski Chanson d'une orphéline, Op.192
06395 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.1, Op.1 1893
06397 Kontski Fleurs lithuaniennes, Op.178
07148 Pabst A la Mémoire d’Antoine Rubinstein 1896
07265 Godard Concerto Romantique, Op.35 1897
08164 Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata, Op.19 1902
08338-47 Rachmaninoff 10 Preludes, Op.23 1904
08371-2 Grechaninov 2 Pieces, Op.37 1905
09061 Rachmaninoff Symphony No.2, Op.27 1910
09561 Strauss Jr. Künstlerleben, Op.316 1912
09612-24 Rachmaninoff 13 Preludes, Op.32 1911
09686 Rachmaninoff Etudes-tableaux, No.1 1913
10379 Siloti Transcriptions for the Young, after Bach's Cello Suites 1914