(1832-1909) from Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany came to the United States in 1852 and was a concert promoter at Steinway & Sons from about 1860 to 1900.
Tretbar published music in New York and also in Baden-Baden, where he died.
Tretbar's wife was the well-known translator Helen D. Tretbar (1835-1902).
Tretbar's plate numbers appear in the following format: C.F.T. ###.
|69||Schytte||10 Historiettes, Op.70 (No.5)||1891|
|326||Klein||4 American Dances, Op.80 (No.7 arr. piano 4-hands)||1901|