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Viennese music publishing house, music retail business, and lending library.

The firm can be traced back to 1817 as a music library which from 1825 sold antiquarian music. In 1857, it was acquired by Ludwig Doblinger (1809‒76), and expanded into a retail shop, the Musikhaus Doblinger, in Vienna's first district at Dorotheegasse 10 (where it still operates today), and a publishing house (Verlag Doblinger), which quickly established itself as one of the leading publishers of Viennese operettas. In 1876, it passed to Bernhard Herzmansky senior (1852‒1921), under whom it acquired the publishing rights for music by Bruckner (Symphonies Nos 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9) and other contemporary composers, including Dohnányi and Mahler (Symphony No. 4), in 1923 initiating in-house chamber concerts of music by composers such as Ernst Křenek, Arnold Schoenberg, and Anton Webern, and becoming one of Vienna's foremost music publishers. In 1921 the firm passed to his son Bernhard Herzmansky junior (1888‒1954). He was forbidden to work during the Nazi period, but the firm continued during and after World War II, in 1954 passing to his nephew Christian Wolf, and in 1980 to Helmuth Pany.

Herzmansky senior collaborated with Josef Weinberger, Adolf Robitschek (of Rebay & Robitschek), and Carl Stampel in 1901 to found Universal Edition. Between 1903 and 1910, substantial parts of Doblinger's catalog were incorporated into that of Universal Edition.

Doblinger and Schenker

In 1892, Schenker's Zwei Klavierstücke, Op. 1 were published by Doblinger; and in 1906 Schenker had a verbal agreement with Doblinger and Eberle (as recorded in Schenker's diary) to publish what was later published by Universal Edition as his Instrumentations-Tabelle (1908). There is no known surviving correspondence between Schenker and the publishing house.


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  • WSLB 47 Handwritten letter from Schenker to Hertzka (UE), dated November 9, 1909

    Schenker resists attending a meeting with Hertzka and von Wöß regarding the printing of his edition of the Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue; asserts his rights as an author to control over his own material; and makes claims for the introduction to his Instrumentations-Tabelle, which was not accepted for inclusion in 1908 reprinting.