Pierre Jean Porro (1750 - 1831)
Pierre-Jean Porro (7 December 1750 – 31 May 1831) was an influential French guitarist, composer and music publisher.
Porro was born in Bagnols, Provence, France, with the French surname Porre, later italianising his name according to the fashion of the time. He received his early musical training in Béziers before moving to Paris in 1783. There he taught guitar and worked as a music publisher. By 1786, responding to the increased demand for printed music, Porro expanded his publishing house and diversified into musical instrument sales. He was also an editor and publisher of various journals ... (Read all)