05.04.2017 - 08.04.2017 — Hall: 8.0 Stand: C 50
The Sikorski Music Publishing Group reveals the rare attribute of being equally committed to works from the entertainment-music branch and to those from the serious music sector as well.
In the publishers’ catalogues one therefore encounters top hits and evergreens which have become famous through interpreters such as Benjamino Gigli, Marlene Dietrich, Comedian Harmonists, Zarah Leander, Hans Albers, Heinz Rühmann, Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley Bassey, Lale Andersen, Peter Alexander, Freddy Quinn, The Hollies, Les Humphries Singers, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. In more recent times, it has been stars such as Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, André Rieu, Götz Alsmann and Max Raabe who have presented the publishers’ titles to a wide public on recordings, the broadcasting media and in the concert hall.
Another elementary of concentration in the publishers’ activity is the furtherance of classical and contemporary music. In these areas the spectrum ranges from chamber music, orchestral music and stage works to musicals and film music. Important Russian composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Aram Khachaturian, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli and Lera Auerbach are represented with their compositions by Hans Sikorski Music Publishers in many European countries or worldwide. But also German composers such as Peter Ruzicka, Jan Müller-Wieland and Moritz Eggert entrust their works to the publishers, as do many other authors from around the world, emphasising the publishers’ international orientation.
Another aspect of the publishing programme is the area of children’s music. Above all, it is the songwriter Rolf Zuckowski who has made his mark on the publishers’ profile with his numerous titles, many of which have meanwhile attained the status of folksongs.
Alongside the cultivation of their own publishing programme, Sikorski Music Publishers also represent the hire library of the Music Sales Group companies and hence the rental catalogues of prestigious foreign publishers such as Chester Music, Novello & Company (both in London), G. Schirmer (New York), Edition Wilhelm Hansen (Copenhagen) and Union Musical Ediciones (Madrid).
The Managing Directors of the publishing group are Dagmar Sikorski and Dr. Axel Sikorski.