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)

Plate 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
0512 Bosselet Le réséda 1853
1053 Meerts 6 Fantaisie Caracteristiques
1631 Haenens Souviens-toi, Op.2 1865
1769 Haenens Toujours Gai, Op.5
1937 Haenens Un soir au bal, Op.3
1954 Lefèvre Hymne au printemps 1871
2094 Maes Le coucou, Op.5 1877
2097 Haenens Pensée du coeur, Op.4 1877
2199 Haenens Mes rêves de vingt ans 1875
2227 Gael Villanelle, Op.10 1877
2243 Gael D'où viens-tu donc petit oiseau 1879
2257 Gael L'écho 1880
2278 Gael Si les cloches vont à Rome 1884
2409 Haenens Mazurka des roses, Op.9
2672 Beeckman Rhapsodie flamande, Op.29
2690-2693 Benoit Contes et Ballades, Op.34 (books 1-4)
2774 Lefèvre Valse des bouteilles vides 1893
2944 Lefèvre Les danseurs de polka 1898
3218 Chandelier Les Cloches, Op.50 (second edition) 1919

Odd Plate Numbers

Katto used various plate styles for the works of particular composers.

Plate Composer Work Year
E.50.B Bret Reviens, petit oiseau 1884
E.51.B Bret L'abeille 1884

Sources Consulted