Emil Hartmann was the eldest son of J.P.E. Hartmann, by whom he was given a private music education at home. Thus, Hartmann began composing even before he could talk properly, but his real debut was not until the year 1859.
In Germany he experienced great success as a result of his great ambitions and his frequent concert tours to conduct his own works, but in his native Denmark, Emil Hartmann was often pigeon-holed as “his father’s son and Niels W. Gade’s brother-in-law”. Emil Hartmann was primarily a church musician, but he had great interest in stage music and composed both ballet scores, operas and singspiel. For the concert halls, he composed both choral works and symphonies as well as chamber music and piano works.
This week, I would like you to listen to Hartmann’s compositions(any of your choice) and write a haiku or tanka or both, after getting inspired from his amazingly evocative compositions.
What to do next?
1. Publish a post with your haiku or tanka if you have a blog. If you haven’t got a blog, you can share them in the comments down below. In case you have published a post, you can submit its link in the linking widget.
2. After you have made the post, take some of your time and visit the links of other participants. This is how we learn and improvise. Return again at the end of the week if you have made your post during the weekdays because there would be new links to visit, which would help us all to make connections and develop the feeling of community and togetherness in our adventure every week. Even if you can’t take out the time to visit all the links, then visit at least the link shared before or after you and offer your feedback and develop comradeship with that person.
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