Schwann (record label)

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Schwann was a German classical music record label based in Düsseldorf and originally connected with the Verlag Schwann publishing house. One of the first records in 1962 was an LP of musical examples to accompany a book on medieval music.[1] The book publishing business of Verlag Schwann is now part of Cornelsen Verlag.

The record company made a number of recordings in cooperation with Abbot Carl de Nys,[2] and the Schwann Musica Mundi series with Musique en Wallonie. Director Dieter Heuler was the director of Schwann both as part of Verlag Schwann,[3][4] and also after its acquisition by Koch International in 1988 when it was renamed Koch-Schwann. In 2002 Universal Classics acquired Koch-Schwann's catalogue and some of the Schwann and Koch-Schwann recordings began to reappear on Deutsche Grammophon's budget Eloquence imprint. Heuler retained Schwann's VMS signature, and several uncompleted projects.


  1. ^ Wirkendes Wort - Volume 4 - Page 178 1962 Musikkunde in Beispielen (hg. in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Schwann- Verlag) : Musik des Mittelalters und der Renaissance. Langspielplatte LPEM 19306 HI-FI.
  2. ^ L'Orgue - Numéros 281 à 284 - Page 120 Association des amis de l'Orgue - 2008 "(La collection « Archives de la musique sacrée », dirigée par Carl de Nys, était coproduite par Lumen en France et L. Schwann en Allemagne, d'où l'édition alternative du « disque Lumen Paris » sous le titre Nicolas Lebègue Messe d'orgue, "
  3. ^ Who's who in literature Page 1272 Otto J. Groeg - 1979 PADAGDGISCHER VERLAG SCHWANN GMBH A.: Am Wehrhahn 100, 4000 Düsseldorf Publ.: Dr. Paul Bohringer, Wilhelm Biswanger Ed.: Günther Dtt, Wolfgang Altenhoff. Helmut Fetsch, Dieter Heuler,...
  4. ^ Journal of the Conductors' Guild - Volume 6 - Page 88 American Symphony Orchestra League - 1985 "Reznicek symphony ....... Earlier I had been met at the airport by Dieter Heuler, director of Schwann Records. He explained to me that the engineer is really the man in charge. Recklinghausen was a medieval city, now a mixture of old and new."