Janet et Cotelle

cover ca. 1827



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 in 1832 and for a short time thereafter, possibly 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 in 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
0993 Berbiguier Flute Concerto No.5 (parts) 1817
1352 Rossini La Gazza Ladra (selection of airs arr. flute & piano by J. Latour) 1822
1357 Latour, J. Introduction et rondo sur la Polacca de Rossini, Op.41 1822

A. Cotelle

Plate Prefix: A.C.

Plate Composer Work Year
1918 Battmann Malborough, Op.387 1876
1919 Battmann Le roi Dagobert, Op.388 1876
1920 Battmann Frère Jacques, Op.389 1876
1921 Battmann Fantaisie brillante sur 'La dame blanche', Op.390 1876
1938–40 Battmann Les petites amies 1879
1941–43 Battmann Les petites sœurs 1879

Sources Consulted

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