G. André

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History

Gustav André (the son of Johann Anton André of Offenbach am Main, Germany), emigrated to the United States where in 1850 he established a music dealership and a circulating music library. An advertisement in the city directory reads "Agents for John André, Offenbach-on the-Main, Germany" indicating that he still maintained family ties. Apparently a brother, named Anton André Jr. (1807-1874) moved to Philadelphia at about the same time.

His disappearance from city directories beginning in 1867 suggests he retired, or became incapacitated, or died at that time. The 1867 Philadelphia city directory indicates his business being run by George E. Saurmann, Francis (Frank) A. North and Louis Olivier. Olivier dropped out soon after. North, who had been with the firm, left in late 1870 or early 1871 to create his own firm (F.A. North & Co.). In the 1870s, the name Frank L. Magoon is listed after Saurmann.

G. André & Co. folded by 1879. Their stock and plates were purchased by Oliver Ditson & Co.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies

  • G. André, 19 South 5th Street (1850)
  • G. André & Co., 229 Chestnut* Street (1852)
    • additional address at 9th Street (ca.1852)
  • G. André & Co., 19 South 9th Street (ca.1850-54)
  • G. André & Co., 1104 Chestnut Street (1851-79)
    • additional addresses at 306 Chestnut Street (ca.1856) and 1228 Chestnut Street (?-79)

sometimes spelt "Chesnut."

Plate Numbers

G. André's plate numbers were issued in the form G.A. [& Co.] ####. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
0018 André Jr. New Quadrilles or Cotillions and Other Dances (Set 1) 1852
0019 André Jr. New Quadrilles or Cotillions and Other Dances (Set 2) 1852
0020 André Jr. New Quadrilles or Cotillions and Other Dances (Set 3) 1852
0055 Wallerstein 4 Pieces, Op.28 (No.2) 1852
0066 Jaëll Caprice on 'J. Lombardi', Op.11 1852
0069 Jaëll Le carnaval de Venise, Op.22 1852
0124 Bellini Norma (Duet: Mira, o Norma; D major)
0128 Duvernoy (attr.) Agnes Polka (arr. Rudolph)
0144 Braungardt Waldesrauschen, Op.6 (G major) 1853/54
0158 Merz, Karl Staten Island Polka-Mazurka 1854
0180 Anonymous Footsteps of Angels 1855
0215 Tatzel Sr., A. Pupils' Polka 1856
0261 Wrighton, William Thomas Her Bright Smile (arr. André) 1857
0332 Anonymous Myrtle Leaves (arr. Lossé) 1858
0370 Colas Chant du berger
0410 Franz 12 Gesänge, Op.5 (No.7)
0437 Ascher Souvenirs styriens, Op.82
0440 André Jr. Ever of Thee Waltz 1860
0456 Weingand, William Serenade to Ida 1860
0458 Helmsmüller Trab-Trab Galop (arr. pf) 1860
0483 Anonymous Japanese Barcarolle (arr. Beyer) 1860/61
0498 Heiser Blau Äugelein, Op.8 (arr. Everest) 1861
0547 Benkert Save the Union 1861
0549 Barrington The American Hero's March 1861
0608 Gumpert, G. Our Country's Flag (arr. Lossé) 1861
0634 Oesten Suite de perles allemandes, Op.91 (No.2) 1861
0654 Thein, Ch. United States Battle March 1861
0656 Anonymous Marche célèbre des zouaves (arr. Lossé) 1861
0659 Gumpert The Dying Volunteer (arr. Lossé) 1861
0660 Frazer, John J. Lord! Save Our Native Land 1861
0677 Kredel, G.J. General Lyon's Funeral March 1861
0709 Macfarren Jessy Lea (Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still, arr. Brinley) 1862
0711 Lossé, Fred Viva Columbia 1862
0721 Anonymous Alpine Lament 1863
0763 Meyerbeer Le pardon de Ploërmel (11. Scene: Allons vite, prends ta leçon; vocal score) 1863
0830 Ross, J.H. Meet Me Tonight 1863
0838 S., S.D. Lay Him Low 1863
0846 Arditi L'ardita 1863
0847 Abt 3 Lieder, Op.213 (No.3, Boettger ed.; C major) 1863
0868 Herrmann, Th. Satterlee Polka 1864
0870 Chopin Piano Sonata No.2, Op.35 (III. Marche funèbre)
0986 Beethoven Adelaide, Op.46 (sop/ten)
1043 Bauer Berceuse (Schlummerlied) 1866
1109 Lachner 2 Lieder, Op.40 (No.2) 1867
1110 Henrion Deux langages 1866
1115 Blandner Coosa Schottisch 1866
1149 Meyerbeer Komm, du schönes Fischermädchen (soprano; re-issue) 1867
1156 Godfrey Mabel 1867
1232 Kochersperger, J.E. Athletic Galop 1867
1264 Valenza La fumatrice 1868
1267 Wolsieffer, J. Henry Boz Schottisch, Op.8 1867
1377 Dietrich, William G. Six-in-Hand Galop (arr. for pf) 1868
1378 Gabriel Out in the Streets 1868
1403 Arditi Perché l'adoro? 1869
1429 Glover Listen! 'Tis the Wood-Bird's Song 1869
1431 Gumbert Das bettelnde Kind (alto) 1869
1433 Offenbach La chanson de Fortunio (7b. Chanson de Fortunio; vocal score) 1869
Plate Composer Work Year
001 Donizetti L'addio 1870
003 Gumbert 2 Lieder, Op.16 (No.1) 1870
013 Gounod Venise 1870
017 Wilhelm Die Wacht am Rhein (arr. André) 1870
033 Schott, Arthur The Drum 1870
038 Boettger, Th. The Lauterbach Maiden 1870
074 Haas Olga Polka 1870
080 Luther, Gustav In dunkler Nacht 1870
085 Wolfsohn, Carl Dämmerungsstunde 1870
087 Reissiger 5 Lieder und Gesänge, Op.19 (No.5) 1870
088 Handel Rinaldo, HWV 7a (Aria: Lascia ch'io pianga; vocal score) 1870
113 Sarmiento Lu vasillo 1871
116 Preyer Jedem das Seine 1871
173 Lover The Mariner's Daughter 1872
211 Cooke When Time Hath Bereft Thee 1872
237 Abt 5 Lieder, Op.138 (No.3; sop/ten) 1872
249 Sentz, Paul Union League March 1872
258 Sentz Lilly Gallop 1872
266 S., G. I'll Not Forget Thee 1873
269 Walker, Ida My Soul is Dark 1873
272 Verdi I masnadieri (Duet: Io t'amo Amalia) 1873
280 Boehm, G. Farewell to the Mountains 1873
285 Whymark, H.J. Oh Mary, Oh Mary! 1873
292 Wagner Birthday Polka 1873
296 Kulling Frohsinn Dances, Op.29 (No.1) 1874
297 Hamilton Give Me Thy Love 1874
304 Beethoven 3 Gesänge, Op.83 (No.3) 1875
305 A., B. Chime of Bells 1874
306 Hamilton Poor but Happy 1874
323 Behr, Otto Journey by Night 1875
339 Coote, R. The Letter in the Candle (arr. Kulling) 1875
346 Knecht, Jos. Le soir, Op.62 1875
354 Knecht Le tour du monde, Op.62 1876
357 Winner Centennial Medley 1876
360 Winner Star-Spangled Banner 1876
362 Winner America
Yankee Doodle
1876
398 Hölzel Der Waldgruss, Op.152 1876
531 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.1) 1876
532 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.2) 1876
533 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.3) 1876
534 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.4) 1876
535 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.5) 1876
536 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.6) 1876
537 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.7) 1876
538 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.8) 1876
539 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.9) 1876
540 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.10) 1876
541 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.11) 1876
542 Wolsieffer Old Acquaintances (No.12) 1876

Authority Control

VIAF (G. André & Co., corporate)

Sources

  1. Fisher, William Arms. One hundred and fifty years of music publishing in the United States: an historical sketch with special reference to the pioneer publisher, Oliver Ditson company, inc., 1783-1933. Boston: Oliver Ditson company, 1933.