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Gustav Lewy (1824-1901).

  • Gustav Lewy (1824-1901)
  • Profession: Publisher, impresario, flutist, singer.
  • Residences: Vienna.
  • Relation to Mahler: 12-05-1880: Gustav Mahler (19) signs a five-year contract with the agent Gustav Lewy. He is looking for conducting jobs. Lewy will receive five percent of Mahler’s theatrical fees.
  • Correspondence with Mahler: 
  • Born: 24-12-1824 Vienna, Austria.
  • Died: 09-11-1901 Baden, Country?
  • Buried: Unknown.

Gustav Lewy operated his firm in Vienna from 1854 to 1897, when it was bought by Josef Weinberger (1855-1928) of Weinberger music publishers. It had the title K. k. Hofmusikalienhändler It published mainly operettas, piano pieces (dances and salon pieces) and solo songs. The main composers were: in the 1860s and 70s Flotow, Hiller, Rubinstein, Esser and Brüll; in the 1880s and 90s Millocker, J.E. Hummel, Czibulka and Ziehrer. In addition to publishing, Lewy managed the oldest theatrical agency in Austria. Emil Hertzka (1869-1932), from 1907 a very important figure in the history of Universal Edition (UE) music publishers, worked for Lewy in the 1890s.

Address: Vienna I, Am Peter 15.

Publication by Lewy music publishers.