Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann

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Preludium for Flöite og OrgelFantasy for Organ, HartW 129Piano Sonata in A minor, Op.80Flute Sonata, Op.1Organ Sonata, Op.58Andantino med VariationerPiano WorksGejstlig Ouverture, Op.9Suite for Piano and Violin, Op.66Karakterstykker for Strygeorkester, Op.81Liden Kirsten, Op.44Piano Sonatina in G major, HartW 1036 Gesänge, Op.13Violin Sonata No.3, Op.83Piano Sonata in D minor, Op.34Foran Sydens KlosterAftenstemning, HartW 113Piano Sonata in F major, HartW 984 Piano Pieces, DF 37Études instructives, Op.53Piano Sonata in G minor, HartW 94Caprices, Op.186 Character Pieces, Op.506 Sange af B. S. Ingemann, Op.45Albumsblad, HartW 992 Piano Pieces, DF 38Bellmanske Billeder. Menuetter, HW 45Novelette in 6 Little Pieces, Op.55Albumsblad, HW 49Undine, Op.33Fantasy Pieces, Op.54Introduction and Andantino religioso, Op.263 Piano Pieces, DF 308 Sketches, Op.31March, HW 56Klaverstykker fra ældre og nyere Tid, Op.74Cantate ved Universitetets Fest, Op.84Phantasy, Op.7Polkamæssig, HW 422 Pièces caractéristiques, Op.256 Pieces in Song Form, Op.37Fantasy Piece, HartW 1143 Piano Pieces, Op.38Studies and Novelettes, Op.65Canzonetta, HartW 71Efter Motiv af en svensk Folkevise, HW 50Song without Words, HartW 84Langsom Menuet, HW 393 Genre Pieces, HartW 69Piano Piece, HartW 67Den 20de Januar 1848, HW 38Piano Piece, HW 40Grand Vals, HartW 63Theme and VariationsLangsom Vals, HW 36Theme and 14 Variations, HartW 123Impromptu Waltz for Emma and Clara, HW 46aFantasy Piece, HartW 118Rondeaux brillants, Op.6Hamborger-Skotsk, HartW 73I Folkevise-Tone, HW 48Om Foraaret, HW 34Vinteren, HW 35Koncert-IndledningGamle Minder, HartW 75Pieces for Johan Peter Hartmann, HW 53Sjællandsk Reel, HW 44Svanerne. Humoreske, HW 54Sct. Hansaften Vals, HW 43Stambogsblad No 1, HW 51Hartmann-AlbumStambogsblad, HW 37Indfald, HartW 77I en Stambog, HW 55Stambogsblad, HW 46Stambogsblad No 2, HW 52Korsarerne, Op.16Minder fra hauserplads, HW 46bViolin Sonata No.2, Op.39Guldhornene, Op.11CapriccioJulehilsenSvensk Hjemvee Sommeren 1848Violin Sonata No.1, Op.8Davids 115de PsalmeFestklängeHakon Jarl, Op.40Moderato LugubreThrymskviden, Op.67Trauermarsch zu Thorwaldsens BeisetzungValkyrien, Op.62
Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (14 May 1805 – 10 March 1900) was a Danish composer. During his lifetime, Hartmann occupied a central place in Danish musical life.
Hartmann was born and died in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was the son of composer August Wilhelm Hartmann (1775–1850) and Christiane Petrea Frederica Wittendorff (1778–1848). He came from a musical family of German descent. Although he received his music lessons initially from his father, he taught himself as much as possible. He complied with his father's wishes for him to study jurisprudence and consequently worked as a civil servant from 1829 to 1870, but also pursued an extensive musical career. By 1824, he was already the organist at the Garnisons Kirke in Copenhagen, and in 1832, he made his debut as a composer with the opera Ravnen.
In 1836, he made his first study tour to Germany and France, where he made the acquaintance of such significant musical figures as Frédéric Chopin, Gioachino Rossini, Luigi Cherubini, and Louis Spohr. Spohr and the Danish composer Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse were Hartmann's most important mentors. Further journeys to Germany followed in the next few years, during which he also founded the Danish Musical Association in 1836, remaining its chairman until the end of his life. In 1843, he transferred from Garnisons Kirke to play the organ for the Vor Frue Kirke, and became the director of the Student Choral Association. He also held both these posts until his death.
In 1867, after having taught at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (Københavns Musikkonservatorium) which was originally was founded in 1825 by Giuseppe Siboni (1780–1839), Hartmann helped co-establish and direct the Academy of Music with Niels Gade (1817–1890) and Holger Simon Paulli (1810–1891). He was also the director of the Copenhagen Musical Society (Musikforeningen i København) briefly in 1890 following the death of Gade.
In 1829, he married Emma Sophie Amalie Zinn (1807–1851). One of their sons, Emil Hartmann (1836–1898) also became a composer, while their son Carl Christian Ernst Hartmann (1837–1901) became a sculptor. Two of their daughters both married composers; Emma Sophie (b. 1831) married Niels Gade and Clara (b. 1839) married August Winding (1835–1899).
Hartmann's works were characterized by artistic seriousness, dramatic vitality, and in particular, by national coloring which appealed deeply to Danish audiences. The Nordic elements, which could be discerned in the themes based on folksongs, modulations, and the tendency towards rather dark sounds, emerged strongly after the 1830s. Hartmann united these Romantic influences with a strong control over both form and theme, acquired through his Classical training and often reminiscent of Felix Mendelssohn.