“The Wise Music Group has acquired a controlling interest in the Edition Peters Group from the Hinrichsen Foundation and will own Peters in partnership with Christian Hinrichsen, whose family has been associated with the company since 1863,” writes Anthony Brown in Wednesday’s (4/5) Musical America (subscription required). “Edition Peters was founded in 1800 in Leipzig, where it maintains one of three offices, with others in New York and London. During its distinguished history, the company has been associated with such musical giants as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Grieg. From the 20th century its catalog has included Mahler, Hugo Wolf, R. Strauss, Morton Feldman, George Crumb, and John Cage, while its catalog of contemporary composers includes Jonathan Dove, Brian Ferneyhough, Tyshawn Sorey, and Erkki-Sven Tüür. Like other music publishers acquired by Wise Music Group—Chester Music, G. Schirmer, Associated Music Publishers, Novello & Co, Éditions Alphonse Leduc, Première Music, Le Chant du Monde, Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Unión Musical Ediciones, Bosworth Music GmbH, and Campbell Connelly—Edition Peters Group will retain its individual identity…. Wise Music Group … controls over half a million copyrights, including the world’s largest independent holding of historic and contemporary classical music as well as a huge range of popular music.”