Georges Costallat (1844-1901) was the copartner of Enoch between 1880 and 1894 before he founded his own company “Costallat et Cie.” at 15, rue de la Chaussée d’Antin in Paris in 1894. In 1905 the store moved into no. 60 of the same street. Already from the beginning, Costallat was the sole selling agent of Breitkopf & Härtel in France. From 1898 on he was able to use the editions of Richault through rent. He later bought them in 1903 what made him predecessor of Richault. When Costallat died in 1901, his widow and his daughter continued running the business. In 1910 Costallat’s son-in-law, Lucien Culliéron de Lacour became joint partner of the firm. In 1958, one part of the Costallat catalogue was sold to Billaudot. In the 1980s Breitkopf und Härtel withdrew the selling rights of their catalogue. The last part of the company (including the “Éditions du Marais”) was sold to Jobert in 1995. Costallat was also the founder of the recording label “Erato” now owned by Warner.
Imprints, Agencies, Addresses
- 15, Rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin (1894-1905)
- 60, Rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin (1905-)
- Enoch Frères & Costallat (1880-1894)
- Costallat & Cie. (1894-)
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