Editio Musica Budapest



Editio Musica Budapest (EMB) is the Hungarian music publisher formerly known as the Hungarian State Music Publisher.

This state-owned firm was installed by the communist government on July 1st 1950 under the name of Zeneműkiadó Vállalat by liquidation of most private music publishers, such as Rózsavölgyi & Co., Magyar Kórus Publishers, Nádor, Csárdás, etc. In 1953 the name was changed into Editio Musica Budapest and cooperations with international music publishers began. In 1994 the firm was privatised again, renamed as Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó KFT. It was subsequently sold to Ricordi and ultimately absorbed by Bertelsmann (BMG). In 2004, BMG sold EMB to Universal Music Publishing Group.

EMB is well known for its Neue Liszt-Ausgabe.

See: EMB website

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • 1950-1953 - Zeneműkiadó Vállalat
  • 1953-present - Editio Musica Budapest
Note: Zeneműkiadó sometimes appears as an imprint on later scores as well. So the same score might have both Editio Musica and Zeneműkiadó
Interpretation of imprint often found on the last page.
Z.7752/6 = plate number/edition
(4,3 A/5 ív) = size/dimension
2005/020 = printing date/registering number of the printing house

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
01032 Kadosa, P. String Quartet No.2, Op.25 (sc) 1957
01038 Kadosa, P. Piano Concerto No.3, Op.47 (fs) 1958
02955 Kadosa, P. String Quartet No.3, Op.52 (sc) 1959
03661 Kadosa, P. Violin Concerto No.2, Op.32 (min.sc, ed.110) 1962
03665 Kadosa, P. 2-Piano Sonata, Op.37 1962
03938 Kadosa, P. Symphony No.5, Op.55 (fs) 1962
04186 Kosa, G. Symphony No.8 (fs) 1965
04643 Kurtág, G. Jelek, Op.5 1965
04681 Kosa, G. String Quartet No.6 (fs) 1967
05399 Kadosa, P. Symphony No.6, Op.62 (min.sc) 1969
05486 Lendvay, K. 4 Duetti for flute & piano (sc&pt) 1968
05520 Kadosa, P. Symphony No.3, Op.50 (sc.) 1970
05625 Kadosa, P. Viola Concertino, Op.27 (arr.) 1968
05992 Kadosa, P. Symphony No.7, Op.64 (min.s) 1969
06437 Dufay Missa l'Homme Armé 1970
06740 Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in C major, RV 447 1973
07274 Kosa, G. String Quartet No.8 (fs) 1974
08598 Kosa, G. Karinthy Kantáta (score) 1981
10062 Lendvay, K. Violin Concerto No.1 (1961-2) (fs) 1967
10135 Kadosa, P. Symphony No.8, Op.66 (fs) 1972
10139 Kadosa, P. Viola Concertino, Op.27 (fs) 1967
12015 Kosa, G. Todesfuge/Halálfuga (sc) 1981
13104 Sauer Etude-Galop (reprint of Rószavölgyi issue) 1986
13499 Lendvay, K. Tiszteletem Mr. Goodman! 1988
13505 Kurtág, G. Kafka-fragmente, Op.24 (sc&pts) 1992
13742 Kurtág, G. --Quasi una fantasia--, Op.27 (sc) 1989
40128 Kurtág, G. String Quartet, Op.1 (reprint sc.) 1999

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