Max Eschig

Max Eschig, founder
Popular music cover 1925

Max Eschig (1872-1927), from the Czech part of the Habsburg Empire, founded his firm in Paris in 1907. His first project was to produce French versions of the immensely popular Viennese operettas such as The Merry Widow by Lehar, as well as those of Fall, Stolz, Straus, Bromme, Kollo, Granichstaedten and Kalman. Thus Eschig was similar to Salabert, the giant of French musical comedy, and also Chappell of London and T.B. Harms of New York. Eschig's successor Eugène Cools, (director 1927-1936) sought out French talent in musical comedy: Hirchmann, Berthomieu, Gavel, Coullon,and Renieu.

The firm then specialized in contemporary French composers such as Satie, Koechlin, Tournemire, Ravel, Milhaud, Honegger, Poulenc, and Sauguet. This was partly the result of the purchase of E. Demets, the publishers of Ravel's Pavane, (by 1923) and La Sirène Musicale.

Eschig also published much Spanish and Latin American music: Albéniz, Nin, Falla, Turina, Ernesto Halffter and Mompou, Villa-Lobos, Leo Brouwer and Pujol. Finally, many central European works have been produced: Szymanowski, and the Ecole de Paris group of emigre composers: Tansman, Mihalovici, Martinú, Tcherepnine and Harsányi.

The firm was bought by Durand in 1987 and is now part of the Durand / Salabert / Eschig/Ricordi conglomerate initially owned by BMG and in 2007 sold to Universal Music Publishing Group (no relation to Universal-Edition Vienna).

Contents

Imprints, Agencies, Addresses

Imprints

  • Max Eschig
  • Max Eschig & Cie
  • Editions Max Eschig

Addresses

  • 13 rue Laffitte, Paris
  • 48 rue de Rome, Paris
  • 215 rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

Plate Numbers

Plate Number Composer Work Year
Villa-Lobos Guia prático (piano), W277-284, 358, 359, 473 (Album 2) 1957
Villa-Lobos Guia prático (piano), W277-284, 358, 359, 473 (Album 3) 1957
E. 64 C. Cools Flute Sonata, Op.64 1908
E. 74 C. Cools Poème, Op.74 1909
E. 77 C. Cools Sicilienne, Op.77 1909
E. 79 C. Cools Violin Sonata, Op.79 1911
E. 94 C. Cools Poème, Op.94 1920
E. 77 M. Moór Suite for Piano, Op.77 1909
E. 78 M. Moór Rhapsodie, Op.78 1909
E. 80 M. Moór Thème et variations, Op.80 1909
E. 82 M. Moór 10 Esquisses, Op.82 1909
M.E. 0062 Moszkowski 4 Moments musicaux, Op.84 1910
M.E. 0102 Schwab Berceuse écossaise 1909
M.E. 0142 Fall Die geschiedene Frau (red. piano) 1911
M.E. 0180 Fall Der fidele Bauer 1910
M.E. 0200 Lehár Zigeunerliebe (vocal score) 1910-12
M.E. 0236 Lehár Zigeunerliebe (arr. for piano) 1912
M.E. 0252 Gilbert Die keusche Susanne (vocal score) 1912
M.E. 0400 Falla La Vida Breve (vocal score) 1913
M.E. 0428 Berté La fiancée invisible (arr. for piano) 1914
M.E. 0591 Kálmán Ein Herbstmanöver (vocal score) 1914
M.E. 0616 Falla La Vida Breve (Danza Española No.2, arr. for piano) 1913
M.E. 0653 Fourdrain Alsace et Lorraine 1915
M.E. 0687 Falla Noches en los Jardines de España (full score) 1923
M.E. 0688 Falla Noches en los Jardines de España (parts) 1923
M.E. 0690 Falla Noches en los Jardines de España (arr. for 2 pianos) 1923
M.E. 0702-08 Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas 1922
M.E. 0812 Fourdrain Les maris de Ginette (vocal score) 1916
M.E. 1129 Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas (transp. high voice) 1922
M.E. 1158 Falla Noches en los Jardines de España (study score) 1923
M.E. 1187 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.1) 1923
M.E. 1188 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.8) 1923
M.E. 1189 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.3) 1923
M.E. 1190 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.2) 1924
M.E. 1191 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.10) 1923
M.E. 1192 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.7) 1923
M.E. 1193 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.6) 1923
M.E. 1202 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.5) 1923
M.E. 1215 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.4) 1923
M.E. 1216 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.9) 1923
M.E. 1377 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.19) 1924
M.E. 1378 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.15) 1924
M.E. 1379 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.20) 1924
M.E. 1380 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.17) 1924
M.E. 1381-83 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (Nos.11, 12, 13) 1924
M.E. 1384 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.16) 1924
M.E. 1385 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.14) 1924
M.E. 1386 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (No.18) 1924
M.E. 1410 Blanchet 64 Preludes, Op.41 1926
M.E. 1474 Mompou Charmes, pour piano 1925
M.E. 1525 Hennessy Sérénade, Op.65 1925
M.E. 1526 Falla 7 Canciones populares Españolas (arr. for violin and piano) 1925
M.E. 1615 Tansman Piano Concerto No.1 (arr. 2pf4h) 1926
M.E. 1918 Villa-Lobos Saudades das selvas brasileiras, W226 1927
M.E. 2006 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.2, W197, 198 (original) 1927
M.E. 2017 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.10, W209 (score) 1928
M.E. 2072 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.7, W199 (score) 1928
M.E. 2081 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.3, W112 1929
M.E. 2085 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.7, W199 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2086 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.4, W218 (score) 1928
M.E. 2087 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.4, W218 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2152 Nin 20 Cantos Populares Españoles (arr. for cello and piano) 1928
M.E. 2169 Villa-Lobos Rudepoema, W184, 310 (original - piano) 1928
M.E. 2194 Villa-Lobos Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W182 (score) 1928
M.E. 2195 Villa-Lobos Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W182 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2215-20 Villa-Lobos Canções típicas brasileiras, W158 (Nos.1-6) 1929
M.E. 2300 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.8, W208 (score) 1928
M.E. 2316 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.3, W206 (score) 1928
M.E. 2317 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.3, W206 (parts) 1928
M.E. 2330 Various Classiques Espagnols du Piano, Vol.2 (ed. Nin) 1929
M.E. 2395 Thirion Symphony No.2 (f.s.) (1929?)
M.E. 2417 Villa-Lobos Noneto, W191 (score) 1929
M.E. 2502 Nin Mensaje a Claudio Debussy 1929
M.E. 2516 Villa-Lobos 2 Chôros bis, W227 1930
M.E. 2563 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.2, W100 1930
M.E. 2610-12 Villa-Lobos Canções típicas brasileiras, W158 (Nos.7-9) 1930
M.E. 2718 Rubin, Marcel Piano Sonata No.3 1930
M.E. 2903 Villa-Lobos Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (score) 1953
M.E. 2904 Villa-Lobos Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (parts) 1953
M.E. 2971 Tansman Piano Concerto No.2 (arr. 2 pf4h) 1930
M.E. 3070 Tansman Symphony (No.2) in A minor (1926) (f.s.) 1931
M.E. 3146 Tansman Triptyque 1931
M.E. 3618 Karjinsky Concerto for violoncello and orchestra 1932
M.E. 3634 Szymanowski Symphony No.4, Op.60 (arr. for 2 pianos) 1932
M.E. 3715 Szymanowski Symphony No.4, Op.60 (score) 1933
M.E. 3997 Karjinsky Concerto for two violoncellos 1933
M.E. 4076 Willner Sonatine facile, Op.71 1934
M.E. 4412 Blanchet 8 Etudes de Concert, Op.55 1935
M.E. 4465 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No.2, Op.61 (arr. for violin and piano) 1934
M.E. 4746 Karjinsky Sonata for violin and violoncello 1935
M.E. 4776 Konstantinoff Vienne 1935
M.E. 4777 Konstantinoff Violin Concerto 1935
M.E. 4778 Szymanowski Mazurkas, Op.62 1935
M.E. 4932 Sauguet Piano Concerto No.1 (2pf arr.) 1936
M.E. 4961 Tansman Concertino pour piano & orchestra (pocket s.) 1937
M.E. 5111 Tansman 2 Pièces pour orchestre (f.s.) 1936
M.E. 5150 Tournemire Postludes libres pour des Antiennes de Magnificat, Op.68 1936
M.E. 5156 Karjinsky Sonatina for violoncello and piano 1936
M.E. 5272 Karjinsky Images for violin and piano 1937
M.E. 5533 Karjinsky Rhapsodie slave 1937
M.E. 5645 Karjinsky Trepak 1938
M.E. 5685 Honegger Scenic Railway, H 115 1938
M.E. 5815 Karjinsky Intermezzo for violoncello and piano 1938
M.E. 5895 Tansman Violin Concerto (full score) 1939
M.E. 6222 Poulenc Léocadia, FP 106 1945
M.E. 6282 Karjinsky Suite for violoncello and piano 1942
M.E. 6287 Nikisch Piano Concerto 1942
M.E. 6383 Poulenc 3 Intermezzos, FP 71/118 (No.3) 1947
M.E. 6394 Sauguet Gageure imprévue (opera-comique. vocal sc.) 1948
M.E. 6482 Poulenc Paul et Virginie, FP 132 1947
M.E. 6483 Poulenc 2 Mélodies, FP 131 1947
M.E. 6501 Karjinsky Skázka 1948
M.E. 6583 Tansman Symphony No.5 (f.s.) 1950
M.E. 6604 Tansman Musique pour orchestre (min.s.) 1951
M.E. 6623 Hoffmeister Viola Concerto in D major (arr. Vieux for viola and piano) 1951
M.E. 6653 Poulenc Thème varié, FP 151 1952
M.E. 6658e Tansman Musique pour cordes (quartet 7) (score) 1952
M.E. 6675 Villa-Lobos Amazonas, W118, 119 (arr. for piano solo) 1953
M.E. 6679 Villa-Lobos 12 Estudos, W235 1953
M.E. 6703 Tansman Symphony No.6 "In Memoriam" 1944 (f.s.) 1953
M.E. 6713 Poulenc Sonata for 2 Pianos, FP 156 1954
M.E. 6730 Villa-Lobos Hommage à Chopin, W474 1955
M.E. 6732-35 Villa-Lobos Preludes, W419 1954
M.E. 6740 Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto, W501, 502 (arr. for guitar and piano) 1955
M.E. 6753 Tansman String Quartet No.6 (1944) (score) 1960
M.E. 6772 Villa-Lobos Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W230 (score) 1955
M.E. 6773 Villa-Lobos Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, W230 (parts) 1955
M.E. 6774 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.7, W199 (score - reissue) 1955
M.E. 6775 Poulenc Rosemonde, FP 158 1955
M.E. 6806 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.14, W519 (sc) 1958
M.E. 6821 Villa-Lobos Sexteto místico, W131 1957
M.E. 6909 Poulenc Dernier Poème, FP 163 1957
M.E. 6910 Poulenc 2 Mélodies, FP 162 1957
M. E. 6947 Martinů Piano Sonata No.1, H.350 1958
M.E. 6949 Villa-Lobos Duo for Oboe and Bassoon, W535 1958
M. E. 6969 Martinů Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano, H.315 1961
M.E. 6997 Poulenc Une Chanson de Porcelaine, FP 169 1959
M. E. 7094 Martinů Oboe Concerto, H.353 1960
M.E. 7112 Poulenc Élégie, FP 175 1960
M.E. 7280 Martinů Musique de chambre No.1 1967
M.E. 7344 Koechlin Épitaphe de Jean Harlow, Op.164 1970
M.E. 7418 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.1, W161 1960
M.E. 7577 Villa-Lobos Noneto, W191 (parts) 1929
M.E. 7643 Koechlin Primavera Quintet, Op.156 (parts) 1985
M.E. 7653 Tansman Cello Concerto (arr. vc/pf) 1965
M.E. 7677 Tansman Petite Suite 1965
M.E. 7714 Satie Préludes flasques (pour un chien) 1967
M.E. 7714 Satie Harmonies 1969
M.E. 7714 Satie Prière 1969
M.E. 7714 Satie Vexations 1969
M.E. 7736 Koechlin Horn Sonata, Op.70 1970
M.E. 7765 Koechlin Les Bandar-log, Op.176 (f.s.) 1967
M.E. 7854 Villa-Lobos Quinteto instrumental, W538 1970
M.E. 7888 Koechlin Suite en quatuor, Op.55 1978
M.E. 7953 Villa-Lobos Piano Concerto No.2, W487 (arr. for 2 pianos) 1979
M.E. 7955 Villa-Lobos Piano Concerto No.4, W505 (arr. for 2 pianos) 1979
M.E. 7956 Villa-Lobos Piano Concerto No.5, W521 (arr. for 2 pianos) 1984
M.E. 7934 Falla Noches en los Jardines de España (reissue) 1970
M.E. 7982 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.17, W537 (sc) 1977
M.E. 7984 Villa-Lobos Piano Concerto No.1, W453 (arr. for 2 pianos) 1984
M.E. 7993 Villa-Lobos Guitar Concerto, W501, 502 (sc) 1971
M.E. 7994 Villa-Lobos Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (score - reissue) 1971
M.E. 8154 Koechlin Piano Quintet, Op.80 1985
M.E. 8317 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.15, W523 (sc) 1981
M.E. 8325 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.16, W526 (sc) 1981
M.E. 8334 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.13, W503 (parts) 1986
M.E. 8401 Koechlin Oboe Sonata, Op.58 1981
M.E. 8411 Ravel Miroirs (No.3: Une barque sur l'océan, arr. for orchestra) 1983
M.E. 8429 Mompou 5 mélodies sur des textes de Paul Valéry 1985
M.E. 8446 Villa-Lobos String Quartet No.13, W503 (score) 1986
M.E. 8469 Koechlin La Loi de la Jungle, Op.175 (f.s.) 1986
M.E. 8522 Koechlin Primavera Quintet, Op.156 (score) 1985
M.E. 8532 Tansman Music for clarinet and string quartet (pts) 1984
M.E. 8541 Tansman Music for clarinet and string quartet (sc) 1984
M.E. 8574 Koechlin Les heures persanes, Op.65 1987
M.E. 8590 Sauguet Sonate d'église (organ & strings; organ part.) 1985
M.E. 8624 Villa-Lobos Chôros No.9, W232 1987
M.E. 8697 Tansman Guitar Concertino (arr. gtr/pf) 1991
M.E. 8706 Sauguet Sonate crépusculaire (vn pt, pf sc) 1990
M.E. 8707 Sauguet String Quartet No.3 (parts) 1990
M.E. 8708 Sauguet String Quartet No.3 (score in-16) 1990
M.E. 8731 Tansman Guitar Concertino (f.s.) 1991
M.E. 8733 Tansman Piano Trio No.2 (sc&pts) 1990
M.E. 8760 Tansman Cinq pièces faciles (sc&pt) 1991
M.E. 8771 Tansman Introduction et fugue (2 pts) 1993
M.E. 8884 Tansman Fantasy for violin & piano (sc&pt) 1995
M.E. 8905 Sauguet Cinq poèmes de Hölderlin 1994
M.E. 8996 Sauguet Suite for B clarinet & piano (sc&pt) 1995

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