Heinrichshofen was one of an energetic group of publishers in the former Kingdom of Hannover and Duchy of Brunswick, (present day Lower Saxony and Saxony-Ahnhalt) such as Nagel and Bachmann (Hannover), Litolff (Braunschweig) and Möseler Verlag (Wolfenbuttel).
Heinrichshofen has been a family firm for over 200 years. Wilhelm von Heinrichshofen started working in 1797 at Keil’s bookshop in Magdeburg (North Germany), but took it over in 1806 and used his own name. The firm passed from father to son for the rest of the century: Theodor Heinrichshofen (1815-1901) from 1840-1884 then Adalbert Heinrichshofen (1859-1932) from 1884-.
In the second half of the century they greatly expanded, taking over several smaller publishers, including: Siegel & Schimmel (Berlin) in 1901, M. Bahn (Berlin) in 1902, Luckhardt (Stuttgart) in 1905, and Albert Rathke (Magdeburg) in 1912. They specialized in piano works for amateurs and educational works. Hofmeister's Monatsberichte lists approximately 1,000 works published by the firm between 1830 and 1900, and the composer and arranger named Franz Xaver Chwatal figures large, with 269 opus numbers (for piano), and many arrangements for 2 pianos 8 hands, between 1830 and 1874.
The family tradition continued in the 20th century, with Adalbert Heinrichshofen’s grandson Otto Heinrich Noetzel (1909-1987) taking control in 1932. There were more acquisitions: the Maestoso series from Drei-Masken-Verlag (1927) Edition Adler GmbH (Berlin) (1933) and Westend-Verlag (Berlin) (1937). Popular music was added to the catalog.
In 1945 Magdeburg, like Leipzig, found itself in the Russian occupation zone, which soon became the communist German Democratic Republic, so rather than undergo nationalization the family moved the firm to Wilhelmshaven in West Germany, near Bremen on the north German coast.
From the 1950s steady growth continued, with more acquisitions: Impero Verlag (Wiesbaden) in 1963, Edition Vinzenz Hladky (Vienna) in 1969, and Sirius Verlag (Berlin) in 1969． Noetzel Edition started in 1964. Then in the 1980s there were several big changes, with a move in the direction of popular music, the takeover of Dance Motion Verlag (Bonn) in 1983, the spinning off of a separate book publishing company Heinrichshofen-Bücher in 1986, and the start of Ars Musica Verlag (Wilhelmshaven).
Following Otto Heinrich Noetzel’s death in 1987 his widow Eva Noetzel took over, assisted by her son-in-law Dr. Viktor Kreiner until 1998. Finally, in 2003 she handed over the firm to her children, the present owners Katharina Kreiner and Prof. Rötger Noetzel.
Heinrichshofen specializes in instrumental music of all kinds, especially educational works, chamber music, piano, recorder, guitar, and contemporary music. It also publishes scholarly critical editions (Reinhard Keiser, Andreas Romberg, Louise Farrenc), the works of Wolfgang Hofmann (1922-2003), organ music, and Lutheran hymnals. In addition, there are many books on music in the catalog.
Heinrichshofen's plate numbers were issued in a regular chronological fashion. Dates in italics are estimated.
Plate numbers appear with several prefixes in the following formats:
Note: when Heinrichshofen re-issued scores originally published by Albert Rathke it apparently added two leading digits to Rathke's plate number and removed Rathke's prefix. See, for example, 2 Pieces faciles, Op.26 in which A.R. 436 was re-issued as H.V. 12436.
|235||Bazzini||Scherzo Variato, Op.13||1851|
|549||Graben-Hoffmann||Der Zecher, Op.10||1854|
|798||Raff||3 Lieder, Op.49||1852|
|822||Raff||2 Italienische Lieder, Op.50||1852|
|998-999||Liszt||Andante Finale und Marsch aus der Oper König Alfred, S.421||1854|
|1033||Wellesz||Violin Concerto, Op.84 (vn/pf red.)||1962|
|1389||Fahrbach||Album für Flötenspieler, Op.47 (no.2)||1858|
|1527||Oesten||Lebende Bilder, Op.157||1860|
|2009||Stahlknecht||Cello Concerto, Op.14 (cello/pf red.)||1867|
|2427||Tschirch||Epheu Salon-Stück, Op.81||1873|
|2527||Matys||Duo for 2 Cellos, Op.52||1876|
|2538||Matys||Duo for 2 Cellos, Op.53||1876|
|3098||Eilenberg||Wir spielen Soldat, Op.73 (arr. violin/piano)||1890|
|3230||Bruch||9 Lieder, Op.60||1892|
|3475||Hildach||5 Lieder, Op.19 (no.5)||1894|
|7876||Galuppi||Qui tollis peccata mundi (Teschner ed.)||1878|
|9012||Simon||Weihnachtsglocken des Eremiten, Op.466||1903|
|9138||Kauffmann||Wind Quintet, Op.40||1905|
|9249||Jessel||Die Parade der Zinnsoldaten, Op.123 (arr. theater orch.)||1905|
|9488||Scheinpflug||Violin Sonata, Op.13||1908|
|9535||Kaun||Violin Sonata, Op.82||1908|
|9572||Scheinpflug||Ouverture zu einem Lustspiel von Shakespeare, Op.15 (full score)||1908|
|9634||Söchting||Rollung und Schwung, Op.104||1910|
|11133||Scheinpflug||String Quartet, Op.16 (parts)||1912|
|11276||Söchting||Arpeggien und Passagen, Op.127||1913|
|11315||Seitz||Ungarische Rhapsodie, Op.47||1913|
|11589||Scheinpflug||Trio Suite for Piano Trio, Op.19||1916|
|11692||Söchting||Schule des polyphonen Spiels, Op.172||1920|
|11760||Söchting||Melodische charakteristische Etüden, Op.176||1921|
|12974||Kullak||Scenes from Childhood, Op.81 (nos.9-12)|
|13264||Gurlitt||Das kleine Konzert|