Location: M2A 8,3
Size: .25 feet
Biography: Arthur Hartmann (1881-1956) was born in Szalka, Hungary but was brought to the United States as a child. He debuted as a child prodigy in 1887 in Philadelphia and went on in matture life to become a major virtuoso. He was very active in promoting the composition and performance of new music, through which activity he formed friendly relations with many major composers of the time. He was the first major violin teacher at Eastman School of Music during its first year 1921-22. Later in life Hartmann suffered financial hardship that forced him to sell many prized possessions.
Provenance: It appears that the collection was gathered by the staff of Sibley Music Library from various sources. Some of the items are inscribed by Hartmann.
Scope and Content: The collection constitutes a representative selection of Hartmann's compositions and arrangements for violin.
Associations: Watanabe Special Collections also possesses a collection of correspondence between Hartmann and notable composers of his period (SC1995.4). The Library also purchased several manuscripts of other composers' works from Hartmann, a list of which appears in the finding aid for the correspondence collection.
Restrictions: copyright may apply in some cases
Series Name: Printed Music
Series Description: The series consists of printed music composed or arranged by Hartmann.