Peermusic Classical

Peermusic Classical GmbH represents 20th/21st century composers worldwide.

For 60 years, Peermusic has successfully kept its pulse on the latest tendencies in an internationally networked music world. Over 800 composers from 58 countries are published by the house. In addition to high quality printed music, Peermusic Classical also produces its own CDs in collaboration with relevant labels such as col legno or cpo.  

The Hamburg branch office for the European distribution of the Peermusic classical catalogue was opened in 1961. Under the direction of Dr. Flender, who is still with the company as artistic consultant, the catalogue of over 700 works has grown steadily since 1987 and was transformed into its own GmbH in 2008. Significant composers, among others, are Stefan Wolpe, Mathias Spahlinger, Theo Loevendie, Ahmed Adnan Saygun and Mieczyslaw Weinberg. The latest first releases of key works from the Peermusic classical catalogue are the CD recordings of Sayguns sinfonical works and the complete recordings of Weinbergs 17 string quartets by cpo.The first ground was broken in 1948 when Peermusic founded the concert music division in New York. Over 3000 works including modern classics, such as Charles Ives, Heitor Villa Lobos, Morten Lauridsen and Silvestre Revueltas are published here. This department has been directed by peermusic Vice President Todd Vunderink since 1986.

 

Publishing House Representatives

 

Since 1998, Peermusic classical has been the exclusive representative of the Israel Music Institute, the most important publisher of new Israeli music, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 2005, Peermusic classical has also taken over the distribution of Theodore Presser Company for these countries.

 

Peermusic - The Global Independent

 

Peermusic, founded in 1928 by Ralph S. Peer and directed in the second generation by Chairman/CEO Ralph Peer II,  commands a catalogue with over 600,000 copyrights of all styles, marketed by 35 subsidiaries in 30 countries www.peermusic.com. Peermusic classical GmbH is integrated into the Peermusic organization headquartered in the USA. With the multifaceted possibilities of the largest privately owned music publishing house in the world, Peermusic provides modern classical music with an optimal platform.