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date: 17 November 2019

Sieber, Georges-Julienlocked

  • Richard Macnutt

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(b Paris, Nov 15, 1775; d Passy, Jan 22, 1847). French music publisher and composer, son of Jean-Georges Sieber. He studied composition with H.-M. Berton at the Paris Conservatoire, and worked in his father's publishing business from about 1795. In August 1798 he married Anne-Marie, daughter of the publisher Pierre Leduc. In January 1799 he opened a shop at 1245 rue de la Loi, where he traded as Sieber Fils at the sign of ‘La flûte enchantée’. The house was renumbered 28 between 10 May and 28 September 1805, and the street reverted to its pre-Revolutionary name, rue de Richelieu, between July 1806 and March 1807. By April 1809 Sieber had moved to 21 rue des Filles-St-Thomas, where the firm remained. In 1824 he took over his father's business and in 1834 retired, being succeeded by his son Adrien-Georges (b Paris, 26 June 1802; d Paris, 17 Oct 1872...

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