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26 August 2020

Press release by Schott Music

Die Schott Music Group

250 Jahre Verlagsgeschichte

Susanne Gilles-Kircher (ed.) / Hildegard Hogen (ed.) / Rainer Mohrs (ed.)


  • Insights into the history of the publishing house and its cultural history
  • From music engraving to digitization
  • Programme and authors


This publishing history tells of Bernhard Schott’s beginnings as a music engraver, of the first heyday under “B. Schott’s Söhne” in the 19th century, when important late works by Beethoven like Symphony No. 9 and “Missa solemnis” were published by the publishing house, and of the collaboration with Richard Wagner.

It also deals with the Schott and Strecker families of publishers, the dawn of modernity, the effects of two world wars, the years of post-war reconstruction, and the expansion into a modern media company and an international publishing group.

The richly illustrated volume is complemented by essays on the most important areas of the publishing house, especially on its educational commitment, as well as on topics such as the publishing archives and sheet music production.