Robert Lienau

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Emil Robert Lienau (1838-1920) was a German music sheet publisher, who in 1864 acquired the publishing firm founded by Adolf Martin Schlesinger in Berlin in 1810, and gave the company his own name. He moved the main offices of the firm to Frankfurt am Main.[1]

The firm Robert Lienau issued the works of leading composers such as Anton Bruckner, Jean Sibelius, Leopold Godowsky and Alban Berg. Lienau’s lobbying on the issue of musical copyright influenced the new copyright laws of the German Reich of 1901.

Following the death of Hugo Bock in 1932, Lienau also took over Bote & Bock in 1935.[2]

In 1990 the company merged with the publisher Zimmermann.


  1. ^ Music printing and publishing Donald William Krummel, Stanley Sadie - 1990 "Emil Robert Lienau (b Neustadt, Holstein, 28 Dec 1838; d Neustadt, 22 July 1920) studied philosophy and music under Moscheles and Rietz in Kiel and Leipzig. In 1863 he joined the publishing business of Schlesinger in Berlin,"
  2. ^ The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music Page 90 Michael Kennedy, Joyce Bourne - 2004 "Bote & Bock. Ger. mus. publishing firm, founded in Berlin in 1838 by Eduard Bote and Gustav Bock. Remained in Bock family until 1935 when it was reorganized as limited co. under direction of Robert Lienau, dir. of R. & W. Lienau."

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