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State Publishing House of Sycamore Music, Moscow

Нотопечатня Музыкального Издательства Сикомора, Москва

The State Publishing House of Sycamore Music (Notopechatnia Muzykal'nogo Izdatel'stva Sikomora) was situated at 13 Kolpachnyi Lane in Moscow. Sycamore had been an independent publishing and printing entity prior to nationalization. Historically, the printing house was owned by Petr Ivanovich Iurgenson (1836-1903) and his family who were long-time music publishers in Imperial Russia. During the late 1920s, it came under the management of the Musical Sector (Muzykal'nogo sektora Gosudarstvennogo) of Gosizdat, the State Publishing House. In 1930, the printing house was reorganized as Muzgiz (State Musical Publishing House) and in 1964, it was re-named Muzyka (Music). During the Soviet-era, Muzyka maintained a publishing monopoly on sheet music, music books and musical literature.

Sources & Citations

Mandel' B. R. (2014). Knizhnoye delo i istoriya knigi. DirectMedia: Moskva. (p. 50, birth and death years of Peter Ivanovich Iurgenson) (history of Muzgiz and Muzyka)