Wise Music Group has announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in Edition Peters Group, one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished music publishing houses. Wise Music Group has made its acquisition from the Hinrichsen Foundation and will own Edition Peters Group in partnership with Christian Hinrichsen whose family association with the company began in 1863.
Currently, Edition Peters Group has offices in London and New York as well as Leipzig, the city where it was founded in 1800. Today it remains one of the most respected music publishing houses in the world.
In the 19th century Edition Peters was pre-eminent for its association with classical giants including Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Grieg. In the 20th century its catalogue spanned Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Morton Feldman, George Crumb, and John Cage.
Today the rich and diverse catalogue of contemporary composers includes Mark Andre, Sally Beamish, Daníel Bjarnason, Gloria Coates, James Dillon, Jonathan Dove, Sebastian Fagerlund, Brian Ferneyhough, Bernd Franke, Ash Fure, Bernhard Gander, Emily Howard, Clara Iannotta, George Lewis, Elena Mendoza, Shawn Okpebholo, Roxanna Panufnik, Roger Reynolds, Rebecca Saunders, Tyshawn Sorey, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Errollyn Wallen.
Edition Peters Group will retain its individual identity within Wise Music Group, alongside Chester Music, G. Schirmer, Associated Music Publishers, Novello & Co, Éditions Alphonse Leduc, Première Music, Le Chant du Monde, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Unión Musical Ediciones and Bosworth Music GmbH.
This year Wise Music Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary.