A close-up on: Joseph Ignaz Pleyel

It was in 1807 that Ignaz Pleyel, the famous Austrian composer and Parisian music publisher, founded his famous piano manufactory. We bring you a focus on the composer, his family, his factory and his influence on the world of piano music for more than 150 years.

  • Introduction

    It was in 1807 that Ignaz Pleyel, the famous Austrian composer and Parisian music publisher, founded his famous piano manufactory. We bring you a mini dossier on the composer, his family, his factory and his influence on the world of piano music for more than 150 years.

  • Commentary

    – Peter Hicks: The Pleyel Piano Factory

  • Biographies

    PLEYEL, Joseph Ignaz, composer, music publisher and piano maker
    PLEYEL, Camille, son of Ignaz and director of the piano manufactory
    MOKE PLEYEL, Marie, wife of Camille and piano virtuoso

  • Images

    Joseph Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831)
    Score of Douze Nouveaux Quintetti by Luigi Boccherini published by Ignaz
    Pleyel
    Pleyel Fortepiano belonging to Chopin
    Marie Moke Pleyel, pianist virtuoso