cover 1883
pictorial cover 1860s
cover 1908
later cover



The firm traces its origins to a music store and lending library founded in Zürich, Switzerland in 1791 by Hans Georg Nägeli (1773-1836), who started publishing music in 1794. The Hug name enters the story quite soon, when in 1807 the Protestant pastor Jakob Christoph Hug took over the business. His descendants have remained in charge to this day.

The firm expanded slowly for the rest of the 19th century, firstly with branches in Basel and St. Gallen in 1865, and finally joining the mainstream publishers with an office in Leipzig in 1885. In the last hundred years Hug has specialized in Swiss composers and music for children. A detailed history (PDF) in English and German with many facsimile illustrations and photographs can be found at company web site.

Also known as Gebrüder Hug.

Heidelberg: Verlag von H. Neal

Addresses, Imprints, and Editions

Gebrüder Hug & Co., Leipzig und Zürich
Basel, St.Gallen, Straßburg i.E., Luzern, Konstanz, Feldkirch, Winterthur

Prefix G.H. usually.

Plate Tables

Plate Composer Work Year
0000 Huber Großer Festmarsch zur Eröffnung des eidgenössischen Sängerfestes in Basel 1893
0215 Huber 10 Ländler vom Luzerner See, Op.47 (arr. for piano 4 hands) 1879
0300-01 Ruthardt 6 Stücke, Op.11 (Hefte 1, 2) 1883
0335 Hegar Rudolph von Werdenberg, Op.15 (score) 1884
0379 Weber Violin Sonata, Op.8 1886
2269 Hegar Morgen im Walde, Op.4 1897
3084 Favarger Boléro, Op.1 1900
3292 Kempter Paix, amour, patrie, Op. 25 1901
3306–07 Huber Symphony No.2, Op.115 (Score and Parts) 1901
3308 Huber Symphony No.2, Op.115 (piano 4-hands) 1901
3425 Huber Piano Quartet No.2, Op.117 (sc&pts) 1902
3572 Hegar Das Märchen vom Mummelsee, Op.33 (score) 1903
3809 Andreae String Quartet No.1, Op.9 (parts) 1905
4216 Bizet 3 Esquisses musicales, Op.33 (No.2 arr. Karg-Elert) 1907
4375 Andreae Piano Trio No.2, Op.14 1908
4386 Volbach Symphony, Op.33 (sc&pts) 1909
4932 Volbach Piano Quintet, Op.36 (score and parts) 1912
6196 Huber Sextett (score and parts) 1924
7860 Andreae Suite für Männerchor a cappella, Op.38 (sc) 1934

Authority Control

  • VIAF (for Leipzig: Gebrüder Hug & Co.)