L'Art belge



The publishing house Éditions musicales de l'art belge was founded in Brussels in 1915, by Léon Frings (1891-1965). They published both classical and popular music, mainly by contemporary Belgian authors, such as Joseph Jongen and August De Boeck, and the cover illustrations were often designed by famous artists (e.g. René Magritte). L'Art belge ceased activity in 1933, and their catalog was taken over by Bosworth & Co, London.


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • L'ART BELGE [upper case]


  • Place du Grand Sablon, 12
  • Rue du Gentilhomme, 13
  • Rue de la Régence, 42
  • Rue de la Croix-de-fer

Plate Numbers

Plate numbers are in the format of A.B. ###. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
102 Boeck Valse-Caprice
106 Boeck Soir sur l'eau
116 Behault Les roses d'Ispahan 1915
209 Dupuis Canzona 1916
210 Boeck Soirée de septembre 1916
211 Gilson 3 Preludes 1916
269 Dupuis Impromptu
290 Boeck Mazurka No.2
392 Vreuls Violin Sonata No.1
440 Vreuls Violin Sonata No.2 1923
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Sources Consulted