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Artaria, family of Austrian music publishers of Italian descent. Giovanni Artaria and his nephews Carlo and Francesco established a music shop in Mainz in 1765 as Giov. Artaria et Comp. The shop was removed to Vienna in 1766. The first music was publ. in 1778. The firm brought out works by Haydn (more than 300 from 1780), Mozart (83 first and 36 early editions from 1781), making it his most important publisher during his lifetime, and Beethoven (more than 100 editions, including arrangements and reprints). The firm also publ. works by Boccherini, Clementi, Gluck, Salieri, Hummel, Schubert, and many others. It ceased publishing music in 1858 and went out of business altogether in 1932.


E Artaria and H. Botstiber, Joseph Haydn und das Verlagshaus A. (Vienna, 1909); A. Weinmann, Vollständiges Ver-lagsverzeichnis, A. & Comp. (Vienna, 1952).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire