Wilhelm Paul

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Founded by Wilhelm Paul in Dresden before 1829, the firm operated until 1857. It specialized in dance music and songs, both solo and male chorus. Its output was modest--300 works in 15 years. Many of the composers in its catalog are obscure today, but it published many works by Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, Carl Loewe, and Louis Spohr.

His imprint was later taken over by Bernhard Friedel.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Wilhelm Paul


  • Dresden

Plate Numbers

  • Paul's plate numbers are in the format of ###. Dates in italics are estimated.
Plate Composer Work Year
097 Reissiger 6 Lieder und Gesänge, Op.50 (2nd ed., arr. voice/piano) 1830
225 Reissiger Lieder und Gesänge, Op.123 1837
241 Reissiger Lieder, Op.131 1838
253 Spohr String Quintet No.5, Op.106 1839
298 Fürstenau Die Flöte (new edition) 1841
394 Reissiger 4 Morceaux caractéristiques, Op.184 (No.1) 1846
407 Loewe Zigeuner Sonata, Op.107b 1847
452 Berens Klänge aus Norden 1851

Sources Consulted