G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.

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G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd.

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  • G. Ricordi & Co. (Canada) Ltd.

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Dates of existence

1954-1999

History

G. Ricordi & Co. (Canada) Ltd. was the Canadian branch of the Italian firm (Casa Ricordi, established in Milan in 1808). In the early 1950s, Gordon Wry was Ricordi's agent, before Bruno Apollonio (a former music publisher in Trieste) took over this position in 1953. In 1954, he established G. Ricordi & Co. (Canada) Ltd. in Toronto. He served as the managing director of the company until his death in 1983. His wife, Wally Apollonio, was in charge of promotion for the publishers. As well as distributing and promoting works by the parent firm, Ricordi (Canada) also published orchestral works by Canadian composers, including Murray Adaskin, Robert Aitken, Harry Freedman, Steven Gellman, Otto Joachim, Pierre Mercure, Oskar Morawetz, Francois Morel, André Prévost, and Harry Somers.

In 1963, Leeds Music (Canada) took over sales of Ricordi's printed music, including Canadian publications, followed by Boosey & Hawkes in 1980.

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Toronto, Ontario

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Ricordi

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Sources

Wehrle, Marlene. "G. Ricordi & Co. Ltd." In The Canadian Encyclopedia (December 16, 2013). https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/g-ricordi-co-ltd-emc.

Federal corporation information: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/cc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=2784432

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