typical Musikalischen Tagesfragen cover 1891
typical Kistler cover 1905
Musikalischen Tagesfragen magazine cover 1885



This music publishing firm (not to be confused with the larger firm Kistner) was established by the composer Cyrill Kistler in Bad Kissingen, a fashionable spa town in northern Bavaria, circa 1891. While the main output of the firm was works composed by Kistler it also published works by a small number of other composers. The firm did not survive Kistler's death in 1907. In the edition of Hofmeister's Verzeichnis for 1907 under the section entitled "Verlags-Veränderungen" it was noted "Kistler, Cyrill, Selbstverlag in Bad Kissingen, jetzt: Kommissionsverl. v. C.F.W. Siegel in Leipzig."


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Verlag der Musikalischen Tagesfragen (ca.1891–ca.1892)
  • Editeur des "Tagesfragen." Cyrill Kistler (1892)
  • Verlag von Cyrill Kistler (ca.1895–1907)


  • Bad Kissingen (ca.1891–1907)

Plate Numbers

Kistler's plate numbers are in the format of ##. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
12 Kistler Große Fantasie, Op.77 1897
17 Hahn Violin Sonata, Op.1 1898
19 Kistler Faust 1.Teil (act 4 prelude full score) 1906
33 Kistler Siechen-Polka, Op.9 (second edition) 1891
34 Kistler Kissinger-Soole-Sprudel, Op.13 (second edition) 1891
36 Kistler Rhönklänge, Op.16 (second edition) 1891
42 Kistler Moltke-Marsch, Op.28 (second edition, orch. parts) 1891
49 Cyriax Valse tranquille, Op.2 (second edition) 1892
59 Kistler Begrüssungschor 1895
71 Benker 6 Fantasie-Orgelstücke, Op.20 1905