The Publishing House

Hollitzer Verlag is a Viennese publishing house specializing in academic publications in the fields of musicology, theatre studies and cultural history.

Having emerged from Redaktion Tagbau, Hollitzer Verlag has published high-quality academic books – monographs, anthologies, series, sheet music editions, journals – since 2011.

In 2015, Mille Tre Publishers was taken over, further developing the key area of musicology. Since then the musicological book series Musikkontext, Erträge der Lehre as well as Anklaenge (of the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts) have been published by Hollitzer.

Between 2015 and 2018 the Österreichische Musikzeitschrift (ÖMZ, ‘Austrian Music Journal’) was produced. The OMZ has been the representative publication organ for “classical” and new music, as well as for the world of music and musical theatre in Austria and the central Danube region.

Another successful expansion was achieved in 2016 with the acquisition of ten series from the German publisher Schneider, Tutzing. The following academic musicological series have since been published by Hollitzer: Eisenstädter Haydn-Berichte, Mozart Studien, Richard Strauss Jahrbuch, Strauss-Elementar-Verzeichnis, Strauss-Allianz-Verzeichnis, Schriftenreihe zur Musik der Wienbibliothek, Publikationen des Instituts für Österreichische Musikdokumentation, Studien zur Musikwisssenschaft – Beihefte der Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich, Wiener Forum für ältere Musikgeschichte and Wiener Veröffentlichungen zur Musikwissenschaft.

In 2016 Hollitzer also started to publish outstanding sheet music editions.

The Johann Joseph Fux – Werke, edited by the Institute of Art and Musicology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is a critical-historical edition of the works of the most important Austrian composer of the Baroque era. Fux’s extensive oeuvre, for the most part previously unpublished, has now been made accessible and reliable for both research and performance. Newly founded in 2015 and published at Hollitzer Verlag, the Fux edition is at present one of the largest editorial projects on Baroque music.

Since 2018 Hollitzer has produced the Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich (‘Monuments of Fine Austrian Music’), founded in 1893 by Guido Adler and being the “oldest series today to exist dedicated to conserving musical monuments”. Hollitzer Verlag is happy to support this long-lasting institution with the best means “to publish the representative works of Austrian music history in flawless scholarly editions”.

As part of the Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österreich (Monuments of Music in Austria), another outstanding and large-scale edition project has been published since 2021: the New Senfl Edition. Ludwig Senfl (ca. 1490-1543) can be considered a key figure for the music of Central Europe. Although the outstanding quality of his oeuvre has long been recognised, the majority of his works are still not accessible in an edition. The New Senfl Edition (NSE) closes this research gap and offers a systematic edition with a philologically reliable musical text and a critical apparatus that follows the most modern editorial standards.

The two long established international series jazz research (from volume 48) and studies in jazz research (from volume 16) of the Kunst-Universität Graz are also be continued by the HOLLITZER publishing house with a fresh new layout from 2021 and 2022 respectively.