In 2009, Anne Fuzeau wanted to take over the music scores (Facsimiles) of the family business and create an independent company : Anne Fuzeau Productions
Since then, jewelry, stationery and musical-themed accessories have been added to the catalogue.
A Fuzeau Facsimile is an identical reproduction of a restored period score. This is a result of Fuzeau's technique : a lengthy, painstaking, delicate job of restoration. It makes available to musicians an original reproduction of the work cleansed of the traces of time.
A Fuzeau Facsimile :
Identical reproduction of a restored period score.
Before publication, our facsimiles of period scores, manuscripts, treatises and methods undergo meticulous restoration according to a process set up by our company.
The condition of all the documents has deteriorated over the centuries: the acid content of the paper causes pages to stick, the ink erodes the paper, humidity, bacteria, mushrooms, light, man-made damage such as folds, stains, scratches, traces of adhesive tape or paper clips …and also numerous inscriptions added by musicians well after the date of composition - phrasing, expression marks, fingerings, additions, deletions. To the above must be added library shelf-marks, labels, stamps. Thus, in the condition they have come down to us, the works no longer correspond to what the composer and his editor put on sale, and it sometimes happens that a document is partially illegible.
The restoration initially requires precise analysis to distinguish the original material from later addenda. Then according to an extremely meticulous online process, the addenda are eliminated in order to conserve only the original text. Several reviews are then carried out after restoration.
This restoration work mainly concerns 3 collections:
1 - French classical musical from 1650 to 1800
2 - The collection “Methods & Treatises”. Since 1995, our firm is the only one to publish a compilation of various historical texts, grouped according to instrument.
3 - The collection Dominantes from the XVth to XXth centuries.
The restoration is carried out page by page according to the instructions of Jean Saint-Arroman, editor of the collection. The process has not been automated in order to preserve the authenticity of each original work.
Over the years we have continually improved our restoration process.
Our firm has acquired the services of the finest specialists (professional musicians) for each instrument, and an exceptional editor for the collections. It is the sum of these individual qualities and abilities which has ensured the rarity and preservation of our know-how for over 30 years.
EDITIONS J.M. FUZEAU (Family business)
HISTORY OF THE CLASSICAL MUSIC
Creation of a series of instrumental scores designed for music schools and conservatories, with considerable emphasis on works by young composers.
Regular additions are made to these collections for chamber music, piano, brass, cello, horn, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, percussion…
Their purpose is to meet the needs of instrumental players in phase with present day artistic aspirations and pedagogical realities.
By 2007 the catalogue included 700 titles by more than 100 composers.
Publication of the first facsimiles – the Musique Française classique collection.
The creation of this collection required a highly-qualified collaborator and a meeting with Jean Saint-Arroman was decisive for this new project. He proposed to Jean-Marc Fuzeau a series of facsimiles of major French classical works from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
The aim was to make available to musicians reproductions of the various sources of a work (original editions, manuscripts, sketches, period copies) as well as the explanations necessary to their comprehension (notation, terminology, bibliography, cultural environment).
First participation at the Frankfurt International Music Trade Fair.
Creation of the Dominantes collection, devoted to major works of Western music from the 16th to the 20th centuries, with original editions published during the composers’ lifetime or under their supervision. These editions are completed by musicological studies in three languages.
Creation of our first web site.
Creation of a new facsimile collection, “Méthodes & Traités”. This unique collection is devoted to theoretical works. It assembles documentation (methods, treatises, dictionary or encyclopaedia articles) on instruments, song, dance and composition. A total of 450 volumes will provide very complete information on each subject. Publication of these works in facsimile requires highly specialized abilities, in several stages, entrusted to c. 90 collaborators (of French, English, Italian, German, Hungarian, American, Danish, and Russian origins), all of whom are performing musicians.
2000 à 2008
Development of on-line sales
Publication of 420 new titles and creation in 2007 of a new collection: “FACSIMUSIC”.