(b Berlin, 1798; d Baden-Baden, 1871). Fr. music publisher of Ger. descent. Settled in Paris c. 1820 and started own business 1821. Issued scores by Meyerbeer, Moscheles, Weber, Hummel, complete edns. of pf. works of Beethoven (whom he knew), and pubd. his str. trios, qts., and quintets, and early works by Mendelssohn, Liszt, and Berlioz. Pubd. about 40 of Chopin's works. Established the weekly Gazette musicale de Paris 1834 (later Revue et gazette musicale, ceased publication 1880). From 1840 to 1842 employed Wagner to make pf. arrs. of scores by Donizetti, Halévy, and others. Sold business 1846 and retired.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.