Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag
- Nigel Simeone
Austrian firm of music publishers . It was founded in Vienna on 5 April 1923 by Alfred Kalmus (d 1972). The firm is best known for its series of Philharmonia miniature scores. Kalmus established the company after 14 years at Universal Edition. From the start there was a close relationship between the two firms, though Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag was initially an independent company in which UE were shareholders. In 1923 Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag published a notable group of facsimiles: Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony and Strauss’s Tod und Verklärung. The firm also issued books, including Hans Gál’s Anleitung zum Partiturlesen, Eckstein’s Erinnerungen an Anton Bruckner and a new edition of Sechter’s analysis of the finale of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony. In 1925 UE purchased the firm; since then, Philharmonia miniature scores have been issued by UE, with a separate series of plate numbers. (Wiener Philharmonischer Verlag: September 1924...