Mori & Lavenu

Lewis Henry Lavenu



Lewis Augustus Lavenu (1767–1818) a music seller, founded the company with Nicolas Mori (1796–1839), a violinist, in 1814, and it was managed after Lavenu's death by his widow Eliza, who married Mori, and his son Lewis Henry Lavenu (1818-1859). The firm published the annual compendium The Musical Gem in the 1830s. In 1844 Lewis Heny Lavenu sold the firm to Hodson who continued it as Addison and Hodson (Addison was a partner of Johann Baptist Cramer). Lewis Heny Lavenu and his descendents were all in the entertainment business, and his great-great-grandson was the Hollywood star of the 1930s-1950s, Tyrone Power (1914-1958).

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  • Mori & Lavenu


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