HISTORY OF THE PUBLISHING HOUSE
1797Baron Wilhelm von Heinrichshofen joins at the age of 15 the “Keil'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung” in Magdeburg which was founded in 1795.
1807Wilhelm von Heinrichshofen takes over the company and continues the business under his own name.
1840Theodor von Heinrichshofen joins the company and expands the publishing activities with a music store.
1860An art shop, picture gallery and music pawnshop consisting of more than 100 000 volumes is added to the activities.
1884Adalbert von Heinrichshofen joins the company.
1890A large new building is constructed in which a pianoforte trade is affiliated, representing prestigious brands like “J. Bluether” and “Steinway & Sons”.
1901Acquisition of the publishers “Siegel & Schimmel Verlag” (Berlin).
1902Acquisition of the publishers “Max Bahn Verlag” (Berlin) with more than 10 000 published books.
1905Acquisition of the publishers “Luckhardt's Verlag” (Stuttgart).
1912Acquisition of the publishers “Albert Ratke Verlag” (Magdeburg).
1924Adalbert von Heinrichshofen divides the company into two separate companies. He himself continues to manage the publishing house in order to later on pass it to the son (Otto Heinrich Noetzel) of his daughter Charlotte who died at an early age. His son Theodor von Heinrichshofen received the rest of the company as a provisional heir.
1927The “Maestro-Series” of the “Drei-Masken-Verlag” is taken over.
1932Otto Heinrich Noetzel, grandson of Adalbert von Heinrichshofen, assumes control of the company.
Acquisition of “Edition Adler GmbH” (Berlin).
Acquisition of “Westend Verlag” (Berlin).
Due to the adverse political circumstances, the publishing company in Magdeburg as well as the branch in Leipzig cannot be reconstructed or reopened respectively. The publishing company relocates to Wilhelmshaven.
A printing company specialized on music supplies is established.
“Otto Heinrich Noetzel Verlag” is founded in Wilhelmshaven.
Acquisition of the publishing company “Impero Verlag” (Wiesbaden).
Acquisition of the publishing company “Hera Verlag” (Wilhelmshaven). That company received the first publishing permit within the British occupation zone after World War II.
Florian Noetzel senior joins the publishing company.
Acquisition of “Edition Vinzenz Hladky” (Vienna).
Acquisition of the publishing company “Sirius Verlag” (Berlin).
Acquisition of the publishing company “Dance Motion Verlag” (Bonn).
The publishing company “Heinrichshofen's Verlag” is divided into two separate companies, a sheet music publishing company and a book-publishing house. The company “Heinrichshofen-Books” is founded.
The publishing company “Ars Musica” (Wilhelmshaven) is founded.