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Naderman was a major Parisian publisher of the classical era, active for 50 years from 1774.

Jean-Henri Naderman was born in Freiburg in 1735. He arrived in France and then married his first wife Marie-Elisabeth Maheux on November 25, 1764 (she died in 1776). His advertisements from 1773 indicate he was a luthier, and by 1774 he is listed as a music merchant. His His first privilege was granted on November 7, 1777. On June 20, 1780, he married his second wife Barbe-Rose Courtois. In 1796, Naderman purchased the stock of the publisher Boyer and occupied his store at "rue de la Loi passage de l'Ancien cafe de Foi." For slightly over a year Naderman had two stores, finally turning his original store at Rue d'Argenteuil into his home. .

After his death on Feb. 4, 1799, his wife Barbe-Rose assumed control of the business. Due to financial difficulties, she sold the remaining Boyer stock. She continued the business relationship Boyer had set up with his mother-in-law, Mme. Lemenu (widow of the composer Christophe Le Menu de Saint-Hilbert) - their names are often listed together on imprints between 1796 and 1802. In 1801, Mme. Naderman purchased 901 plates from Alexandre-Louis de La Chevardiere, and in 1802, she purchased the stock of Mme. Lobry. Until 1801, Mme. Naderman continued to use just the surname for imprints. Beginning in April 1801, she used a variety of names preceding the surname: Madame, Madame Veuve, Veuve, and sometimes "Naderman, éditeur musique et facteur de harpes."

Jean-Henri Naderman and his second wife Barbe-Rose had two sons, Jean-François-Joseph (1781-Apr. 3, 1835) and Henri-Pascal (Feb. 2, 1783-Aug. 1, 1841), who were somewhat involved in the publishing business but who was primarily active in the part of the firm that sold harps. Naderman was involved in composition; upon obtaining a position at the Conservatoire in 1825, he ceased involvement with publishing altogether. No new publications appeared after 1825, and the last registration in the firm's name appeared in October 1828.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • rue d'Argenteuil Saint-Honore, butte Saint-Roch (June 21, 1773)
  • rue d'Argenteuil Saint-Honore, butte Saint-Roch, no. 16 (Nov. 7, 1790)
  • rue d' Argenteuil, no 209, butte des Moulins (Jan. 5, 1794)
  • rue d'Argenteuil, no 209, butte des Moulins et rue de la Loi passage de l'Ancien cafe de Foi, "Successeur de Boyer" (Aug. 2, 1796-Nov. 9, 1797)
  • rue de la Loi, passage de l'ancien cafe de Foy (Nov.20, 1797)
  • rue de la Loi, passage de I'ancien cafe de Foy, no 1263 (June 9, 1798-April 29, 1801)
  • rue de la Loi, passage de l'ancien cafe de Foy, no 1263 et *rue du Roule Dec. 12, 1802-July 30, 1803)
  • rue de la Loi, passage de l'ancien cafe de Foy, no 1263 (July 18, 1803-Jan. 14, 1807)
  • rue de Richelieu, passage de l'ancien cafe de Foy, no 1263 (Apr. 20, 1807)
  • rue de Richelieu, passage de l'ancien cafe de Foy, n° 46 (Sept. 23, 1812)
  • rue de Richelieu, passage de l'ancien cafe de Foy, n° 46 et (occasionaly) 45, *rue d'Argenteuil (residence) (1814-Sept. 1828)

Plate Numbers

Naderman's earliest publications lack plate numbers. They begin to appear with irregular ordering until 1798-1799 when they begin to follow order.

Plate Composer Work Year
0005 Adam Méthode de piano du Conservatoire 1805
0182 Naderman 3 Sonatas for Harp, Violin and Cello, Op.5 (sonata No.3)
1563 Naderman 3 Nocturnes for Harp and Horn, Op.32 1812
1572 Kalkbrenner Piano Sonata, Op.13 1813
1618 Drechsler Variations sur l'air tirolien 1817
1628 Naderman 3 Harp Sonatas, Op.47
1703 Naderman 3 Serenades for Harp and Horn, Op.64 (Serenade No.1)
1709 Naderman Le Départ du Grenadier, Op.65 1823


Devriès, Anik, and François Lesure. Dictionnaire des éditeurs de musique français. Vol. 1. Genève: Editions Minkoff, 1979, p. 122-124.

Authority control

  • VIAF (Naderman Paris (Firme))
  • VIAF (Naderman, F. J. (François Joseph), 1781-1835)