Hinrichsen Edition Ltd.

Max Hinrichsen founded the music publishing house Hinrichsen Edition Ltd. in London on March 10, 1938. Hinrichsen had two objectives, “To reissue in up-to-date editions forgotten works of the past, especially those by British composers…and to issue new compositions by our living composers.”

The business, despite difficulties during the war years, was successful. Hinrichsen also founded Artist Management and Concert Direction and published Hinrichsen’s Musical Year Book. Hinrichsen Edition Ltd. was later renamed Peters Edition, Ltd., London.

Hinrichsen emigrated from Germany to London in 1937. Several members of his family, themselves active in music publishing in Germany, were murdered in the Shoah.


  • Fischer, Ernst. Verleger, Buchhändler und Antiquare aus Deutschland und Österreich in der Emigration nach 1933. Stuttgart: Verband Deutscher Anitquare, 2011.
  • Lawford-Hinrichsen, Irene. "Max Hinrichsen Biography." Edition Peters, 2008. Web. 27 Aug. 2013.
Location: London, Great Britain
Period: 1938-present
Publisher(s): Max Hinrichsen (July 6, 1901, Leipzig - December 17, 1965, London)
Main Focus: Music