Danish publishers of mus., founded 1853 by Jens Wilhelm Hansen. At first published educational mus., but later issued works by Gade and other Danish composers. Branch opened in Leipzig 1887 (closed during Second World War) and a Swedish branch, Nordiska Musikforlag, in 1915. New Ger. branch established 1951 in Frankfurt and in 1957 assoc. began with London firm of J. & W. Chester. Composers in Hansen list incl. Nielsen, Holmboe, Backer‐Grøndhal, Svendsen, Sinding, Alfvén, Rosenberg, Bäck, Sibelius, and Kilpinen. Recently some Lutosławski has been published by them.