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Domenico Artaria (1765-1823)
Mozart string quartet 1st ed cover
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History

Artaria was Vienna's first major music publishing house. It was founded in Mainz as a bookstore and music shop in 1765 by cousins Carlo Timoteo (1747-1808) and Francesco Artaria (1744-1808) with their uncle Giovanni Casimiro (1725-1797), as Giovanni Artaria & Co., but moved to Vienna the next year. After the move, the name was changed to Artaria & Comp. (1771).

Giovanni's son Pasquale (1755-1785) soon entered the business, and succeeded his father as manager of the company. Printed music was soon being imported from London, Amsterdam, and Paris for the growing appetites of musicians in Vienna. The Parisian music publisher Anton Huberty provided an initial investment. Moving to Vienna in 1777, Huberty established his own engraving and printing firm, which served as Artaria's impetus to enter the publishing field. The first Artaria imprint appeared on August 12, 1778. Huberty served as primary engraver until his death in early 1791.

By 1780, Francesco's brother Ignazio Artaria (1757-1820) entered the business. After the death of Pasquale, his brother Domenico (1765-1823) also joined the business, and in the same year (1785), Artaria started to engrave its own plates, at first made of pewter. Artaria's expansion was rapid to the point that their chief competitor Christoph Torricella was soon outstripped and closed his shop. Artaria aquired close to 1,000 plates along with the publishing rights from the subsequent public auction on August 12, 1786.).

The following decade saw two new partners enter the firm's leadership: Carlo's brother-in-law Giovanni Cappi in 1792, whose nephew Pietro also apprenticed at the firm; and Tranquillo Mollo (1793). During this period, many publications were transferred from Hofmeister to Artaria. The inevitable disagreements among five partners along with the financial difficulties generated by the Napoleonic wars created a crisis, which hurt business immensely. Eventually, competition, such as Diabelli, Mechetti and Haslinger overtook the ageing firm. Practically speaking, music publishing ceased around 1830, and in fact, Diabelli bought the music publishing firm in the 1830s. Although, technically, Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österrreich, was distributed by them (the publisher being Österreichischer Bundesverlag), the firm basically ended in 1858. However the name continued as a map-publisher into the early 20th century.

Artaria was not only a music publisher. It also dealt in art and geography. Indeed, its reputation as an art dealer eclipsed it musical significance for quite some time, mainly early on. However, we can summarize its achievements as follows: they were absolute geniuses at music publication; for example, contacting Haydn as early as 1779, and published a set of his piano sonatas - as plate No.7. By 1781, they were publishing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's works - untimately issuing 83 first editions of his music. Beethoven was published by them as early as 1793, and they continued to be his publisher until Op.8. Other composers represented included Boccherini, Gluck, Clementi, and Salieri.

Editions

  • Denkmäler der Tonkunst in Österrreich (1894-1918)

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Imprints

  • Artaria et Cie.
  • Artaria & Co.
  • Artaria Kompagnie

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
0003 Pontelibero 3 Duos for 2 Violins, Op.1
0007 Haydn Piano Sonatas 20, 35-39 1780
0014 Salieri Deh si piacevoli
0014 Auenbrugger Keyboard Sonata in E-flat major
0019 Stadler Table pour composer des Minuets et des Trios à la infinie 1781
0020 Haydn 12 Lieder, Hob.XXVIa:1-12 1784
0021 Kozeluch Piano Trio, Op.6 1781
0034 Boccherini 6 String Quartets, G.201-206 (Op.32) 1781
0037 Boccherini 6 String Trios, G.101-106 (Op.34) 1782
0040 Boccherini 6 String Quintets, G.295-300 (Op.25) 1785
0041 Mozart Piano Concerto No.12 in A major, K.414/385p 1785
0042 Mozart Piano Concerto No.11 in F major, K.413/387a 1785
0054 Mozart Symphony No.35 in D major, K.385 (parts) 1785
0056 Mozart Piano Concerto No.13 in C major, K.415/387b 1785
0059 Mozart 6 String Quartets, Op.X (parts) 1785
0072 Sarti Sonata Caratteristica 'Giulio Sabino ed Epponina', Op.1 1786
0083 Salieri La grotta di Troffonio 1786
0089 Mozart 5 Variations on "Salve tu Domine", K.398/416e 1786
0105 Kauer Fantesia per Clavicembalo solo
0111 Pleyel 6 String Trios, B.404-409 1789
0137 Clementi 3 Piano Sonatas, Op.10
0162 Martín y Soler 12 Canoni
0163 Albrechtsberger 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op.6
0168 Pleyel 6 Duos, B.507-512
0188 Mozart Trio in E-flat major, K.498 (parts) 1788
0204 Mozart Piano Trio in E major, K.542 (parts) 1788
0215 Sarti 3 Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin, Op.4 1788
0221 Dittersdorf 6 String Quartets
0250 Haydn Fantasia in C major, Hob.XVII:4 (Op.58)
0278 Clementi 3 Piano Sonatas, Op.23
0309 Gyrowetz 6 String Quartets, Op.2 1790?
0325 Clementi 6 Piano Sonatas, Op.25
0341 Mozart 8 Variations on "Ein Weib ist das herrlichste Ding", K.613 1791
0352 Haydn Piano Sonata No.59 Hob.XVI:49, E-flat major 1791
0358 Pleyel 18 Pieces for Keyboard, B.6524 1791
0360 Eberl 12 Variations on 'Bei Männern welche Liebe fühlen' from Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte' 1791
0366 Pleyel Symphonie concertante in B-flat major, B.112 (arr. string quartet) 1791
0379 Krommer 3 String Quartets, Op.34
0385 Mozart Gigue in G major, K.574 1792
0433 Gelinek 6 Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" from Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte"
0437 Beethoven 12 Variations on 'Se vuol ballare' for Violin and Piano, WoO 40
0451 Mozart Quintet in E-flat major, K.452
0464 Haydn Symphony No.93 in D major, Hob.I:93 1794
0483 Clementi 3 Sonatas for Piano, Flute, and Cello, Op.31 1794
0493 Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K.478
0500 Clementi 3 Piano Sonatas, Op.33
0524 Pleyel 3 Sonatinas for Piano and Violin, B.307, 126, 352, 651, 127 (arr.) 1795
0533 Ferrari 12 Petites Pieces, Op.3 1795
0540 Gyrowetz 3 Flute Quartets, Op.11 1795
0570 Förster 2 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.12 1795
0604 Gyrowetz 3 Sonatas for Piano Trio, Op.12 1795
0605 Hoffmeister Trio in D major, Op.31
0614 Beethoven Piano Sonata No.3, Op.2 No.3 1796
0626 Beethoven String Trio in E-flat major, Op.3 1796
0627 Beethoven String Quintet in E-flat major, Op.4 1796
0637 Beethoven 12 Variations on 'Menuet a la Vigano', WoO 68 1796
0676 Pleyel 3 Duos, B.529-531 1796
0681 Beethoven Abschiedsgesang an Wiens Bürger, WoO 121
0689 Beethoven Cello Sonata No.2, Op.5 No.2 1797
0691 Beethoven Adelaide, Op.46 1802?
0696 Beethoven 12 Variations on the Russian Dance from the Ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO 71
0710 Beethoven 12 Variations on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes' for Cello and Piano, WoO 45
0711 Beethoven 2 Rondos, Op.51
0712 Beethoven Sonata for Piano Four Hands in D major, Op.6
0713 Beethoven Piano Sonata No.4, Op.7 1797
0715 Beethoven Serenade in D major, Op.8
0734 Gyrowetz 3 String Quartets, Op.21 [1798]
0747 Gelinek Variations sur 'Pria ch'io l'impegno' 1798
0749 Clementi 6 Sonatinas, Op.36 1798
0757 Clementi 3 Keyboard Sonatas, Op.37
0776 Drechsler String Quartet in E major, Op.60
0793 Beethoven Violin Sonata No.3, Op.12 No.3 1799
0807 Beethoven 10 Variations on 'La stessa, la stessissima', WoO 73
0810 Krommer Flute Quartet, Op.17 1799
0826 Haydn String Quartets Nos.75-77 (Op.75) (pts.) 1799
0838 Mosel 3 Duos for 2 Violins
0857 Krommer 3 String Quartets, Op.18
0866 Haydn Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2 (vocal score) 1800?
0870 Beethoven String Quartet No.13, Op.130
0876-878 Beethoven Große Fuge, Op.133 (sc, pts, pf4h) 1827
0877 Krommer 3 String Quartets, Op.26
0879 Hummel Variations on a Austrian song, Op.8 1827?
0884 Beethoven 2 Rondos, Op.51
0892 Ruffatti 24 Variations
0893 Beethoven 6 Ländler for 2 Violins and Cello, WoO 15 (arr. pf by composer) 1802
1517 Beethoven 12 German Dances, WoO 8
1687 Hummel Variations on 'Les 2 Savoyards' (Dalayrac), Op.15
1707 Werner 6 Fugues
1739 Mozart Fantasia in F minor, K.608 1805?
1789 Mozart XII Petites Pièces 1806?
1797 Wranitzky 3 String Quartets, Op.13 1806
1803-1804 Beethoven Trio in C major, Op.87 1806
1856 Molitor Guitar Sonata, Op.7 1806
1886 Beethoven Cello Sonata in E-flat major, Op.64 1807?
1926 Matiegka Notturno for Flute, Viola and Guitar, Op.21 1807
1952 Giuliani 6 Variations, Op.7
1956 Rolla 3 Concertant Duos for Violin and Viola, Op.6 (BI 38, 88, 77)
2038 Giuliani 6 Variations, Op.20
2057 Giuliani 12 Monferrine, Op.12
2060 Beethoven Cello Sonata No.3, Op.69 (1815
2074-2076 Hummel 3 Themes variés, Op.34
2152 Giuliani Grand Potpourri No.3, Op.31 1812?
2223 Rode String Quartet, Op.18
2246 Giuliani Studio per la Chitarra, Op.1 1812?
2249 Giuliani 6 Variations, Op.34
2314 Moscheles Triumph Einzug der verbündeten Mächte in Paris, Op.26 1814
2317 Giuliani Gran Duetto Concertante, Op.52
2390 Hummel 3 Sonatas, Op.5
2392 Hummel 3 Fugues, Op.7
2398 Hummel 6 Polonoises favorites, Op.70 (1815)
2439 Moscheles 6 Valses avec Trios, Op.33
2501 Giuliani Grand Duo Concertant for Guitar and Flute, Op.85 1817?
2512 Leidesdorf Piano Trio, Op.70 (pts)
2573 Beethoven String Quintet in C minor, Op.104
2579 Beethoven Cello Sonata No.4, Op.102 No.1
2580 Beethoven Cello Sonata No.5, Op.102 No.2
2588 Beethoven Piano Sonata No.29, Op.106 1819
2594-2595 Beethoven 6 National Airs with Variations, Op.105 1819
2661 Saint-Lubin String Quartet, Op.10
2662 Giuliani Rossiniana No.1, Op.119 1822
2679 Rossini Zelmira 1822?
2722 Legnani 36 Caprices, Op.20 1822?
2783 Moscheles Grandes variations sur un theme militaire, Op.32 1822
2912, 2914 Hänsel Violin Duos, Op.39
2957-2959 Beethoven Piano Quartet No.1 in E-flat major, WoO 36
2963 Thalberg Impromptu sur des Thèmes favorits de l'Opera 'Siège de Corinth', Op.3 1828?
2970-2971 Giuliani Giulianate, Op.148
3015 Förster 30 Fughettas for Organ or Piano
3022 Beethoven Wind Octet in E-flat major, Op.103 1830
3075 Legnani 36 Valses di difficolta progressiva, Op.63
3135 Legnani Adagio and Allegro, Op.202 1840
3157 Vieuxtemps Capriccio 'Les Arpèges', Op.15
3169-3170 Beethoven 12 Irish Songs, WoO 154
3251 Vieuxtemps Capriccio 'Les Arpèges', Op.15

References

  • 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie.
New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 1980.

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