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Le Chant du Monde

Le Chant du Monde was established in Paris by Léon Moussinac in 1938 and has played a prominent part in French musical life for the past eighty years. Moussinac was supported in the early years of the Parisian publishing house by Georges Auric, Arthur Honegger, Charles Koechlin, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Albert Roussel, Germaine Tailleferre, Roger Désormière and Manuel Rosenthal.

During the Second World War, the activities of Le Chant du Monde were forbidden. Once the activities were relaunched, Le Chant du Monde acquired Editions Sociales Internationales and became the publisher of Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich and Aram Khachaturian in the French speaking countries in Europe and Africa.

Le Chant du Monde has taken on a substantial catalogue of French and Russian copyrights including works by Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev and Aram Khachaturian, as well as contemporary works of composers including Sofia Gubaidulina, Nicolas Bacri, Oscar Strasnoy and Ramon Lazkano. The most recent signings to the publisher include Luis Rizo-Salom and Daniel D’Adamo.

In November 2016, The Music Sales Group completed the acquisition of Le Chant du Monde.

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