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date: 11 August 2020

Godefroy de la Rivière, Françoislocked

  • Marie Cornaz

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(b Geffosses, Normandy, 1740; d Brussels, Dec 24, 1806). French bookseller, publisher, and agent, active in Brussels. First a seller of engravings, he became one of the principal music sellers in Brussels from 1774. He published the works of Honauer, Pauwels, and G. Ferrari, and made a request to the Milan engraver C.G. Barbieri to publish the works of C.-L.-J. André. Godefroy was also the Brussels agent for numerous Parisian publishers, his name appearing on the title-page of publications by La Chevardière (for the works of Anfossi and Paisiello), Sieber (Cramer, Haydn, Kammel), Durieu (Dalayrac), Heina (Eichner, J.A. Lorenziti, Vanhal), Mmes Le Menu and Boyer (J.H. Schröter), J.-P. Deroullède (B. Lorenziti, Pieltain, Anton Stamitz), Mondhare (Staes), Bailleux (Chevalier de Saint-Georges), and Camand (Jean Cremont). Being the Brussels agent for Heina, Godefroy was the first agent to distribute the music of Mozart in Brussels with a Parisian edition of the ...

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