Emil Hartmann

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Emil Hartmann.

Emil Hartmann (1 February 1836, Denmark – 18 July 1898, Copenhagen, Denmark) was a Danish composer. His son Oluf Hartmann was a painter and his daughter Bodil Neergaard was a landowner and patron of the arts.

Early life and education[edit]

Hartmann was born on 1 February 1836 in Copenhagen, the eldest son of Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann and [][Emma Hartmann]]. He grew up in the Zinn House in Copenhagen He was brother-in-law to Niels Gade and August Winding.

He got his first education from his father Johan Peter Emilius and brother-in-law Niels Gade. Already in early age, he began to compose. Then he studied at the University of Copenhagen.

Career[edit]

In 1858, Hartmann performed his first major work, when he and August Winding were given the task to compose music for August Bournonville's ballet Fjeldstuen.

In 1859, he received a scholarship and went on study tour to Germany, where he spent most time in Leipzig. After returning to Denmark, from 1861, he got a position of organist at the St. Johan Church in Copenhagen and from 1871 at the Christiansborg Palace Chapel.

Personal life[edit]

Hartmann married Bodil Puggaard, a daughter of the wealthy merchant Rudolph Puggaard and granddaughter of Hans Puggaard and Bolette Puggaard.

List of works[edit]

Here is an incomplete list of his works:

  • Op. 1 Four songs on texts by Emil Aarestrup and Christian Winther (1857)
  • Passion Hymn (soprano, chorus and orchestra, 1858)
  • Flejdstuen (ballet composed together with August Winding, 1859)
  • Op. 2 Halling og Menuet (wedding music) - Nordic folk dance no. 4
  • Op. 3 Spring Dance - Nordic folk dance No. 5
  • A Night of the Mountains (singspiel, 1863)
  • Cantata for Johanneskirke inauguration (choir and organ, 1864)
  • Wedding songs (choir and orchestra, 1864)
  • Op. 4 Elver Girl (opera, 1867)
  • Op. 5 Piano Quintet (1865)
  • Op. 6 Symphony in D minor
  • Op. 6a Old Memories - Nordic folk dance No. 2
  • Op. 6b Elver girls and hunters - Nordic folk dance No. 3
  • Op. 7 Suite (reworked as Op. 43)
  • Op. 8 Little Mermaid (solo, choir and orchestra)
  • Op. 9 Symphony in E minor
  • Little Mermaid (listed in 1867)
  • Op. 10 Piano Trio (1867)
  • Op. 11 Piano Sonata in A minor (1868)
  • Cantata for Rudolf and Signe Puggård's Silver Wedding (choir and piano, 1868)
  • Op. 12 Andante and allegro (piano)
  • Symphony in B flat major (1871)
  • Op. 13a Winter and Vaar (choir and orchestra, 1872)
  • Dæmring (prelude to ballet Valdemar, 1872)
  • Corsica transferees (singspiel, 1873)
  • Op. 14 String Quartet in A minor
  • Op. 15b 4 Songs (male choir)
  • Op. 16 Arabesque-Caprice (piano)
  • Op. 17 Sonata facile e instructive (piano)
  • Op. 18 Scherzo - Nordic folk dance No. 1
  • 14 Small Songs for Ungommen (published 1876)
  • Op. 19 Violin Concerto in G minor (1879)
  • Op. 24 Serenade for clarinet, cello and piano (1877)
  • Op. 25 Hærmændene på Helgeland (concert overture, 1878)
  • Op. 26 Cello Concerto in D minor (ca. 1879)
  • Op. 27 4 Songs (male choir)
  • Op. 29 Symphony No. 1 in E flat major (1879)
  • Op. 31 4 Piano Pieces
  • Op. 32 A Carnival Fest (orchestra, 1882)
  • Op. 33 Towards the Light (choir and orchestra)
  • Jean-Marie (stage work, 1883)
  • Op. 34a Symphony No. 2 in A minor Fra Riddertiden (From Knights' Time) (1880? 1883?)
  • Op. 35b Songs (1885)
  • Op. 37 String Quartet in C minor
  • Op. 38 String quartet (1886)
  • Op. 39 Dance Suite No. 1 (orchestra, ca. 1889)
  • Op. 40 Hakon Jarl (symphonic poem, 1887)
  • Op. 42 Symphony No. 3 in D major (1887)
  • Op. 43 Serenade for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, violoncello and double bass (ca.1885)
  • Op. 44 Scottish Overture (orchestra, ca. 1889)
  • Kristian d. Anden (drama, 1889)
  • Scandinavian Fest March (ca. 1889)
  • Op. 45 Dyvekesuite (music by Kristian d. Anden, ca. 1890)
  • Op. 46 Overture Pastorale (1882)
  • Op. 47 Piano concerto in F minor (1891)
  • A Storm in a Tea Cup (1892)
  • The Island of Sydhavet (drama, 1893)
  • Op. 49 Symphony No. 4 in D minor (1893)
  • Ragnhild (Magical runes opera reworked, 1896)
  • Wedding Festival in Hardanger (ballet, ca. 1896)
  • Det store Lod (comic opera, 1896)
  • By Summertime (choir and orchestra)
  • Rinaldo (solo, choir and orchestra)
  • Idyll (solo and orchestra)
  • 4 Spiritual Songs
  • 6 Quartets for male voices
  • Efterklang til Tyrfing
  • Piano Sonata in G major
  • Quartet No. 1 (clarinet, violin, viola and cello)
  • Quartet No. 2 (clarinet, violin, viola and cello)

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