"The future does not oppose the past, it resurrects it"
Proud of a rich past, Henry Lemoine looks to the future, anxious to share with their composers bonds of trust and closeness. Their current catalog is concrete testimony to their vitality, in tune with our times.
The new challenges
Editions Henry Lemoine refuses to fall asleep on their “classics” and, since the 80s, have confirmed their role as a specialist in musical pedagogy. Among the works of musical training and instrumental methods widely adopted by music teachers, we note the famous Piano Method by Charles Hervé and Jacqueline Pouillard, translated into seven languages.
Editions Henry Lemoine have embarked on the audiovisual adventure and are developing multimedia listening and learning supplements (compact discs or CD-ROMs) for their best works.
Internationally renowned authors
To develop their catalog of instrumental music, Editions Henry Lemoine collaborates with internationally renowned soloists: C. Delangle, P.A. Valade, R. Aussel, S. and O. Assad, V. Mikulka, O. Cacérès. Strengthened by this foundation in the pedagogical and instrumental fields, Editions Henry Lemoine also occupies a prominent place in the field of concert music where their action has continued to expand for twenty years
By joining forces with such prestigious and indisputable personalities as Hugues Dufourt, Tristan Murail, Michaël Lévinas, Edith Canat de Chizy, Ichiro Nodaira, Jean-Marc Singier, Philippe Hurel, Michael Jarrell and Gérard Pesson, they are now opening their catalog to young composers such as Brice Pauset, Régis Campo or Bruno Mantovani.
For a better distribution of their music, Editions Henry Lemoine also created in 2000 their own record label, aeon became independent in 2005, then that same year, their own phonographic production company HL Prod.
From this period, Editions Lemoine continued to broaden its palette of internationally renowned composers and pedagogues by acquiring Edition Delrieu, a house founded in 1898 and mainly focused on publications for the cello (L.R. Feuillard, M . Gendron, P. Tortelier), Editions Van de Velde, a house founded in 1899 by the author of the world famous "Méthode Rose" for piano, translated into more than 7 languages and which continue to publish scores of expression and contemporary pedagogy as well as books devoted to music and great musicians, and Editions Jobert, a house founded in 1921 and publisher of Cl. Debussy, M. Rosenthal, J. Massenet, P. Boesmans, Ton That Tiêt, and more recently M.A. Dalbavie and J.L. Agobet.
By thus broadening their field of activity, they show that they are more attentive than ever to the present time, animated by an open mind, for a lasting inscription in the musical heritage of tomorrow. Because if the purpose of music is to be listened to by anyone, music must first be played by musicians who read graphic symbols. The mission of Editions Lemoine has always been and continues to be the transmission of Music through its graphic form, always following technological developments (manuscript, printing, digital file).
“The future is not opposed to the past, it resuscitates it” wrote Malraux; Proud of a rich past, Editions Henry Lemoine is looking to the future, anxious to share with its composers bonds of trust and closeness. Their current catalog is concrete testimony to their vitality, in tune with our times.
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