Costallat

Pictorial popular song cover (ca.1900)
Decorative cover (ca.1900)

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History

Georges Costallat (1844-1901) was the partner of Enoch between 1880 and 1894 before he founded, relatively late in life, his own company “Costallat et Cie.”in 1894. At first it was located at 15, rue de la Chaussée d’Antin in Paris, then from 1905 at no. 60 of the same street.

Already from the beginning, Costallat was the sole selling agent of Breitkopf & Härtel in France. Soon after, from 1898, he was able to use the editions of Richault through rent but his widow later bought them in 1903.

When Costallat died after only seven years in business, in 1901, his widow and his daughter kept the firm going. In 1910 Costallat’s son-in-law, Lucien Culliéron de Lacour became joint partner of the firm, and the family business continued until the second world war.

Operations declined slowly after he war. First, in 1958, one part of the Costallat catalogue was sold to Billaudot. Then, in the 1980s Breitkopf und Härtel withdrew the selling rights of their catalogue. Finally the last part of the company (including the “Éditions du Marais”) was sold to Jobert in 1995. Incidentally, Costallat was also the founder of the recording label “Erato” now owned by Warner.

Editions

Imprints, Agencies, Addresses

  • 15, Rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin (1894-1905)
  • 60, Rue de la Chaussée-d'Antin (1905-)

Imprints

  • Enoch Frères & Costallat (1880-1894)
  • Costallat & Cie. (1894-)

Plate Numbers

Plate Composer Work Year
243 Colomer L'Hirondelle 1896
259 Cor-de-Lass (frère) Perrette 1896
406 Chabrier Air de Ballet (n.d.)
462 Colomer Triolets 1897
525 Ganne La Gipsy 1899
700 Colomer Boleras 1901
720 Alkan 13 Prières, Op.64 1901 (8 Prières - José Vianna da Motta transcription for piano)
902 Ganne Invocation 1904
1000-1001 Gounod Petite Symphonie 1904
1078 Marie Chant pastoral (1905)
1095 Coquard En Norvège, Suite symphonique 1906
1150 Béon Maïmouna 1906
1163 Chandelier Ondine, Op.30 (1906)
1165 Chandelier Chanson triste, Op.27 (1906)
1274 Renaud 2 Toccatas, Op.108 1907
1387 Vianna da Motta Alkan Exercises 1908
1510 Alkan Perpetuum Mobile, Op.30b 1910
1647 Colomer Un bouquet 1911
1826 Chabrier Tes yeux bleus 1913 (for Tenor or Soprano)
1828 Chabrier L'invitation au voyage (1913)
1829 Chabrier Sommation irrespectueuse 1913
1830 Chabrier Tes yeux bleus 1913 (for Baritone or Mezzo Soprano)
1852 Moreau Myrialde (1913)
1864 Chabrier Suite de valses 1913
1880 Chabrier Cortège burlesque 1913 (transcription for piano 2 hands)
1986 Chabrier Cortège burlesque 1923 (original for piano 4 hands)
2015 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, S.244/2 1917
2018 Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 1917
2019 Liszt 6 Polish Songs, S.480 1917
2023 Liszt Liebesträume, S.541 1917
2027 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No.12, S.244/12 1917
2044 Liszt Années de pèlerinage II, S.161 1917
2048 Liszt Grandes études de Paganini, S.141 1918
2053 Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 1920
2343 Fauré Souvenirs de Bayreuth 1930
2929 Pierné Bucolique variée 1947

Sources Consulted

  • 1. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie.
New York and London: Macmillan Publications, 1980.
  • 2. Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. 2., neu bearb. Ausg. ed. Ludwig Finscher. Kassel: Bärenreiter, Stuttgart: Metzler 2006. Personenteil Bd. 4, S. 1705

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