V. Bessel and Co.
was a musical firm founded in 1869 in St Petersburg by Vasily Vasil’yevich Bessel
(1843-1907). His brother N. V. Bessel was a co-owner of the firm.
The firm and a print shop (since 1871) published works by prominent Russian composers, notably Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, Alexander Dargomyzhsky and the members of the New Russian Musical School — Modest Musorgsky, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, César Cui, Mily Balakirev, and Alexander Borodin.
The firm issued a weekly magazine “Muzykal’ny listok” [The Musical Leaf] from September 3 1872 to June 5 1877, and “Muzykal’noye obozrenie” [The musical revue] (1885 - 1888).