1946 Founded by the Province of Saxony (East Germany) to print administrative documents.
1950-52 Musical publications: Baroque chamber music (especially edited by Frotscher) and contemporary works by Max Butting (1888-1976) Johannes Thilman (1906-73)and the theater music composer Herbert Baumann(1925-).
1952 Officially renamed Mitteldeutscher Verlag Halle/Saale.
1953-1989 mainly literature publications
1990 became a private company