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date: 15 November 2019

Boosey & Hawkes, Inc (USA)locked

  • Frances Barulich
  • , revised by Jonas Westover

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Firm of music publishers and dealers in musical instruments. Based in New York, it is a subsidiary of Boosey & Hawkes Ltd. of London. The London firm was established in 1930 as the result of a merger between Boosey & Co. and Hawkes & Co. It has grown into a major international publishing house with branches throughout the world. Besides the standard repertory, it publishes much 20th-century music and represents, among others, Stravinsky, Bartók, Kodály, Strauss, Britten, Prokofiev, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Nicholas Maw. The New York firm was first established as a branch of Boosey & Co. in 1892 and became Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., in 1930. Under Ralph Hawkes and his successors as president, it has developed its own catalog, which emphasizes the works of American composers, including Carter, Copland, Piston, Argento, Del Tredici, Kolb, Rorem, Floyd, and Lees. In 1979 a musical instrument division was created for the sale of instruments manufactured by the London firm; it was sold in ...

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