Antonio Romero (1815-1886)
Antonio Romero y Andia (1815-1886), a distinguished clarinettist and inventor, founded his company in 1856. It was very active for the rest of the 19th century, publishing popular pieces for piano and guitar, educational works such as his own Método completo de clarinete as well as many works by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909). Growth was steady so that by 1872 there were over than 2600 items in the catalogue. Romero also ran a concert hall, the Salon Romero, from 1884 to 1896. In 1898 the firm was bought by Casa Dotesio, which after several more acquisitions became, in 1914, Unión Musical Española, remaining Spain 's major music publisher for the rest of the 20th century.
Imprints, Addresses, Agencies
- Antonio Romero
- Almagro y Cª. (later prints?)
Monasterio's plate numbers
Some works by Jesús de Monasterio have composition years instead of plate numbers. Their presumable dating (from BDH) does not seem to be right.
Regular plate numbers: A.R. ####, A. y Cª. ####, ####