J.B. Katto

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Chat Noir cabaret song cover (1890s)
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Contents

History

Belgian engraver and music publisher. In the 1860s he published scores with engraved covers, especially the works of Gerlier. An office was established in Paris at 61 Rue du Cherche-Midi. On one of his publications from 1860, Pulfimora by Ch. Van Haver, Katto is identified as "Éditeur et Fournisseur de musique de la Cour de S.A.R. Monseigneur le Duc Régnant de Saxe Cobourg et Gotha."
Possibly the same J.B. Katto published songs performed at the famous Chat Noir cabaret in Paris in the 1890s.

Editions

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

Addresses

  • Brussels
31 Rue de la Madeleine
Rue des Grands-Carmes, 10 et Galerie due Roi, 10 (1877)
  • Paris
61 Rue du Cherche-Midi
Rue des Saints Peres 17 (1877)

P-late Numbers

Katto's plate numbers are in the following format: J.B.K. ####. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
0499 Boissaux Souvenir de Schubert
1053 Meerts 6 Fantaisie Caracteristiques
2094 Maes Le coucou, Op.5 1877
2672 Beeckman Rhapsodie flamande, Op.29
2690-2693 Benoît Contes et Ballades, Op.34 (books 1-4)
3218 Chandelier Les Cloches, Op.50 (second edition) 1919

Sources Consulted