Raymond Deiss

Poulenc's organ concerto, first published by Deiss (see the bottom left of the page)
Deiss & Crepin cover



Raymond Deiss (1893-1943) published music in Paris up to 1940. He ignored commercial considerations, and favored works by Darius Milhaud (Scaramouche), Francis Poulenc (Organ concerto), Fourdrain, Joseph Canteloube, Tibor Harsányi, Félix Godefroid, Arthur Honegger, Florent Schmitt, and Marius Carman. In 1946 his catalog was bought by Salabert. Before that (around 1913) Deiss had acquired the music once published by Benoît aîné.

Raymond Deiss is mainly remembered for his role in the French Resistance. Paris was occupied from June 1940. From October 1940, Deiss published a clandestine newspaper Pantagruel which ran to 16 issues. It was distributed by the resistance group known as Armée des Volontaires. Sadly he was arrested in 1941, and along with 45 other members of the group, sent to Trier in 1942 and later executed with 6 other members in Cologne in 1943.

Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Raymond Deiss 1930s
  • Deiss & Crepin 1920s


  • Paris

Plate Numbers

Deiss & Crepin plate numbers are in the format of D&C ####. Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
05620 Fourdrain Poème romantique 1921
05727 Couperin Les barricades mystérieuses (arr. Gauwin) 1923
05820 Fourdrain Chanson d'amour 1924
05899 Decq Bonjour Suzon 1925
05916 Canteloube Triptyque 1924
05987 Rémy La neige 1925

Raymond Deiss's plate numbers are in the format of R.D.####.

Plate Composer Work Year
06046 Sarre Cueillons les roses 1926
07479 Martinů Violin Sonata No.2, H.208 (sc&pt) 1932
07514 Poulenc Presto in B-flat major, FP 70 1934
07560 Poulenc Organ Concerto, FP 93 1939

Sources Consulted