G. Flaxland

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Echos series cover (1850s)

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History

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The publishing house was founded in 1847 by Gustave-Alexandre Flaxland (1821-1895), shortly after his marriage to Fanny d'Eresby, by the purchase of a small Paris retail establishment located at 4 place de la Madeleine. The shop was very successful and Flaxland expanded the business into the publication, after 1850, of vocal music anthologies (Echos de France, Echos d'Italie, ...d'Allemagne,... de Pologne,... du monde religieux,....du temps passé,...). The company's growth was accelerated by the acquisition of the French publishing rights for much of Robert Schumann's music (all his works for piano, trios opp 63,80,88,110,132 ; quartets opp 41,47 ; Flaxland was the first in France to edit the Lieder with the German original text).

As a friend of Wagner, he secured the French publishing rights for some of his earlier operas - Rienzi (December 1859), Der fliegende Holländer, Tannhäuser, and Lohengrin.. He also directed the publication of the first compositions of the young Saint-Saëns and Liszt's Wagner transcriptions. On December 30, 1869 Flaxland sold his entire catalog of nearly 1400 titles to Durand, Schoenewerk et Cie..

He devoted his remaining years to composing and piano manufacturing.

Editions

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Paris: 4, place de la Madeleine

Plate Numbers

Flaxland plate numbers begin with the prefix G.F., sometimes with G.D. (he used also the pseudonym Gustave D'Eresby)


Year- Plate Numbers - Year- Plate Numbers - Year- Plate Numbers
1847 1-20 1855 141-191 1863 604-698*
1848 1856 192-245 1864 702-778
1849 1857 233-254 1865 795-814
1850 31-34 1858 258-293 1866 818-857
1851 39-47 1859 294-339 1867 866-896 & 966
1852 48-82 1860 320-398 1868 895-1025
1853 73-104 1861 396-515 1869 1005-1175
1854 107-137 1862 502-613 1870 1176-1242
  • *in 1863 were published with success the series Les Bonnes Traditions du Pianiste in 6 books.
Plate Composer Work Year
0107-137 Various Composers Echos d'Italie Vol.2 1854
0165 Gordigiani La bianchira, Canzone toscana 1855
0399 Wagner Tannhäuser, WWV 70 (March, arr. military band by Sellenick) 1861
0409 Saint-Saëns Scène d'Horace, Op.10 1861
0516-521 Saint-Saëns Transcription of the J.S. Bach Cantata BWV 29 (for piano) 1862
0562 Troschel 3 Hymnes polonais arrangés pour piano 1862
0602 Heller Nocturne, Op.103 1862
0723 Champigny Le tonnerre à la voile 1864
0772 Schumann Quintette pour piano et cordes, Op.44 1864
0835 Cournand Valse 1866
0863 Abdank Impromptu, Op.19 1865
0937 Blount Il m'aimait tant 1868
0962 Blount Souvenir du mois de mai 1868
0966 Corvaïa Marine 1867
0981 Coriolis La milanaise 1868
1005 Durand Regrets, Op.60 1869
1006 Durand Le refrain du pays, Op.61 1868
1007 Durand Chaconne, Op.62 1868
1015 Schumann Piano Trio No.3, Op.110 (sc&pts) 1869
1028 Volkmann Wanderskizzen, Op.23 1869
1031 Bordèse Ballade corse 1868
1077 Mendelssohn 12 Duos Op.63 & 77. 1869
1091 Duparc Feuilles volantes, Op.1 1869
1126–28 Battmann 3 Piano Sonatines, Op.300 1869
1163 Durand Pater 1869
1176 Schumann Szenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3 (Vocal score) 1870
1177 Vilbac Caprice styrien 1870

Sources Consulted

  • 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie. New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 1980.
  • 2. DEVRIES Anik & LESURE François : Dictionnaire des éditeurs de musique français - Vol.3 "De 1820 à 1914", Genève: Minkoff, 1979-1988.

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