Janet et Cotelle



Founded in 1810 by Pierre-Honoré Janet (d.1832) and Alexandre Cotelle (1786-1858). Janet learned the publishing trade via apprenticeship with his father Pierre-Etienne Janet (1746–1830) and his purchase of the music section his father's firm formed the basis of the new enterprise. Important catalogues absorbed by Janet et Cotelle include those of Imbault (1812), Décombe (1821), Boieldieu Jeune (1824), and Ozi et Cie. (1825). The firm operated as Janet et Cotelle until Janet's death (1832) and for a short time thereafter, probably until bankruptcy in 1836. Approximately 2500 titles were in the catalogue by this time, including important early editions of chamber music by Boccherini (93 quintets, 52 trios), Beethoven (trios, quartets, quintets) and Haydn (quartets). Cotelle continued the business under his own name soon after the bankruptcy and was again in operation by 1838, though the emphasis shifted to parlor music and popular arrangements. After Cotelle's passing (1858), the enterprise continued in operation at various Paris addresses until the bulk of the catalogue was finally absorbed by Enoch Frères & Costallat (1891).

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Janet et Cotelle (1810-1836)
  • A. Cotelle (1836 or 1839?-1858)
  • A. Cotelle & Cie. (1858-1890)


  • 123 and 125 rue St Honoré (1812-1836) - publishing office
  • 140 rue St Honoré (1838-1844) (" In 1838 he had moved his main premises to 140 rue St Honoré (with various subsidiary addresses in the boulevard Montmartre)")
  • 137 rue St Honoré (1844-1855)
  • 3 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1855-1868)
  • 51 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1868-1883)
  • 17 rue Orléans St-Honoré (1883-1887)
  • 22 rue des Bons-Enfants (1887-1891)

  • 17 rue Neuve des Petits-Champs (1810-ca.1824) - retail shop
  • 92 rue de Richelieu (1824-1836)

Plate Numbers

Janet et Cotelle

Plate Composer Work Year
993 Berbiguier Flute Concerto No.5 (parts) 1817

A. Cotelle

Plate Prefix: A.C.

Sources Consulted

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