ESZ - Edizioni Suvini Zerboni was founded in 1907 in Milan as an extension of the theatre company of the same name. ESZ had brought several operettas to Italy, including Franz Lehar's “La vedova allegra“(“The Merry Widow”). In the decades that followed, thanks to the instict of the new owner Ladislao Sugar, founder of the Sugar Music record label, the ESZ catalogue expanded to include the best of contemporary Italian art music in addition to operetta classics.
Since the 1950s, ESZ has been sub-publisher for Italy of Schott and represents authors like Stravinsky, Strauss and Orff. Subsequently, the art music catalogue was enhanced by the acquisition of works by Ennio Morricone, Niccolò Castiglioni, Aldo Clementi, and Henri Pousseur, as well as some young artists destined to become the most performed Italians overseas in the 1990s, such as Ivan Fedele, Alessandro Solbiati and Riccardo Nova.
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni also publishes an important educational section, the quarterly newsletter ESZ News and several music magazines.