Hartmann, Karl Amadeus

COMPOSER (GERMANY)
BORN 2 Aug 1905, München - DIED 5 Dec 1963, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (131-W-18)

Son of the painter Friedrich Richard Hartmann, who came from Silesia. His three brothers became painters as well. His older brother Adolf made him familiar with modern art and he studied at the Academy in Munich under the composer Joseph Haas.

In 1934 he married Elisabeth Reussmann (b.1913). His symphonic poem "Miserae" was first performed in Praque in 1935 but the nazis didn't like it and during the Second World War he worked as a private tutor in Vienna. Because he hadn't collaborated with the nazis he was immediately employed at the State Opera of Bavaria in 1945.

In 1949 he received the Music Prize of the City of Munich and in 1952 he became a member of the Bavarian Academy of Art. During his career he created eight symphonies. His bust was placed at the Ruhmeshalle in Munich.

Sources
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Amadeus_Hartmann

Images

The grave of Karl Hartmann at the Waldfriedhof in Munich.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2010)

 


Hartmann-Schneeberger, Helene

Published: 22 Nov 2015
Last update: 22 Nov 2015