Aristide Farrenc (9 April 1794 – 31 January 1865) was a French flautist, musicologist and music publisher. Aristide Farrenc worked as a flautist at the Théâtre italien and founded a company of musical editions which he left in 1841 to devote himself to musicology.
The most famous work published by Farrenc, in collaboration with his wife, is the Trésor des pianistes in 20 deliveries (1861–1872), containing many works of early music for harpsichord (Couperin, Bach, Haendel, Scarlatti, Rameau, etc.), and sonatas for pianoforte such as those by CPE Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Clementi, Hummel, Dussek, Weber, Beethoven, and Chopin.
His wife Louise Farrenc was a virtuoso pianist, an esteemed teacher and also a recognized composer. After the death of her husband in 1865 she continued the publication of the Trésor des pianistes until the 20th and last volume in 1872. Three additional volumes also appeared, but containing the music already published of the first half of the nineteenth century (Hummel, Ries, Weber, Mendelssohn and Chopin). (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)
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