"Claude Debussy as I Knew Him" and Other Writings of Arthur Hartmann

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University Rochester Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 339 pages
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Arthur Hartmann (1881-1956), a celebrated violinist who performed over a thousand recitals throughout Europe and the United States, met Claude Debussy in 1908, after he had transcribed "Il pleure dans mon coeur" for violin and piano. Their relationship developed into friendship, and in February 1914 Debussy accompanied Hartmann in a performance of three of Hartmann's transcriptions of Debussy's works. The two friends saw each other for the last time on the composer's birthday, 22 August 1914, shortly before Hartmann and his family fled Europe to escape the Great War. With the publication of Hartmann's memoir "Claude Debussy as I Knew Him", along with the twenty-two known letters from Claude Debussy and the thirty-nine letters from Emma Debussy to Hartmann and his wife, the richness and importance of their relationship can be appreciated for the first time. The memoir covers the years 1908-1918. Debussy's letters to Hartmann span the years 1908-1916, and Emma (Mme) Debussy's letters span the years 1910-1932. Also included are the facsimile of Debussy's Minstrels manuscript transcription for violin and piano, three previously unpublished letters from Debussy to Pierre LouŸs, and correspondence between Hartmann and Béla Bartók, Nina Grieg, Alexandre Guilmant, Charles Martin Loeffler, Marian MacDowell, Hans Richter, and Anton Webern, along with Hartmann's memoirs on Loeffler, YsaŸe, Joachim and Grieg. Samuel Hsu is a pianist and Professor of Music at Philadelphia Biblical University. He completed his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1972 with a dissertation on Debussy. Sidney Grolnic has been a librarian in the Music Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia for over twenty years and serves as curator of the library's Hartmann Collection. Mark Peters has recently received his Ph.D. in Historical Musicology at the University of Pittsburgh; his dissertation was on J. S. Bach's sacred cantatas to texts by Mariana von Ziegler.
  

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Contents

A Biographical Sketch
3
Alexandre Guilmant to Arthur Hartmann 4 June 1894
5
Claude Debussy
12
Arthur Hartmann to Bela Bartok 24 April 1914
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Claude Debussy to Arthur Hartmann Christmas card
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Arthur Hartmann to Bela Bartok 25 January 1925
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Hartmann imitating four horns in Paris
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A Tuning Note from Debussy
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Emma Debussy to Marie Hartmann 29 April 1921 ECD28
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Emma Debussy to Arthur Hartmann 21 September 1924 ECD31
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Emma Debussy to Marie and Arthur Hartmann 20 December 1926
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Emma Debussy to Arthur Hartmann 15 April 1931 ECD39
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Other Writings of Arthur Hartmann
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Charles Martin Loeffler to Arthur Hartmann 22 January 1901
191
Edvard Grieg
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Edvard Grieg to Arthur Hartmann 17 November 1905
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Debussys entry in Hartmanns autograph book CD6
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Claude Debussy to Arthur Hartmann 30 May 1910 CD10 73 114
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Hartmann
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Claude Debussy to Arthur Hartmann 22 July 1910 CD12
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Claude Debussy to Arthur Hartmann 24 June 1916 CD23 107
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Emma Debussy to Marie Hartmann Jeudi soir Chere grande
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Emma Debussy to Marie and Arthur Hartmann Lundi Madame
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Emma Debussy to Marie and Arthur Hartmann 7 or 8 October
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The Minstrels Manuscripts
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Three Letters from Claude Debussy to Pierre Louys
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Claude Debussy to Pierre Louys 23 August 1895
253
Catalogue of Compositions and Transcriptions
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Notes
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Claude Debussy to Arthur Hartmann 15 September 1910 CD17 117
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Archival Sources
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Index
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