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date: 06 June 2020

Bote & Bocklocked

  • Rudolf Elvers


German firm of music publishers. It was founded in Berlin on 1 February 1838 when Eduard Bote and Gustav Bock (b Berlin, 2 March 1813; d Berlin, 27 April 1863) purchased C.W. Froehlich & Co. The Berlin firms of Moritz Westphal and Thomas Brandenburg were acquired in 1840 and 1845 respectively. In 1847 Eduard Bote withdrew from the business. From 1863 to 1871 Bock’s brother Emil Bock (b Berlin, 17 March 1816; d Berlin, 1 April 1871) directed the firm, followed by Gustav’s son Hugo Bock (b Berlin, 25 July 1848; d Berlin, 12 March 1932), who acquired the publishing firm of Lauterbach & Kuhn in Leipzig in 1908. He was supported by his sons Gustav Bock (b Berlin, 17 July 1882; d Wiesbaden, 6 July 1953) from 1908 and Anton Bock (b Berlin, 7 Nov 1884; d Hildesheim, 28 Jan 1945...

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O.E. Deutsch: Music Publishers' Numbers (London, 1946)