Boyer was a short-lived Parisian publisher of the classical era.

In 1775 Charles-Georges Boyer (1743 – 1806 or 1807) married into the Le Menu family, which had a music publishing company, originally started by Christophe Le Menu in 1758. In 1783 he took over his stepmother's firm, and then in 1784 bought Jean-Baptiste Venier's publishing firm. After about ten years, in 1796, he sold his business to publisher Jean-Henri Naderman .

Boyer published works by mainly foreign composers: Boccherini, Cambini, Clementi, Lorenziti and Sarti, Haydn, Stamitz, Vaňhal, Kreutzer, Leopold Kozeluch and Sterkel.

Hoboken in his well-known thematic list of Joseph Haydn's compositions lists Boyer among the first publishers of many of Haydn's later symphonies (in the form of orchestral parts and in arrangements.)


Imprints, Addresses, Agencies


  • Boyer et Le Menu


  • Paris : 1778-1796.
Rue du Roule [1778-1783].
Rue Neuve-des-petits-Champs [1783-1785].
Rue de Richelieu [1785-1793].
Rue de la Loi [1793-1796].
  • Enseigne(s) : A la clef d'or

Plate Numbers

Dates in italics are estimated.

Plate Composer Work Year
029 Cambini 6 Flute Quartets, T.145-150 1785
236 Dussek Piano Concerto in E-flat major, C.33 1787
260 Ragué 6 Duos for Violin and Viola, Op.11
263 Gebauer 6 Trios, Op.4
271 Cambini 3 String Quintets, Book 3 1787

Authority Control

Sources Consulted


Works with scores published by Boyer