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Karl Hartmann


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« on: June 18, 2022, 07:09:55 am »

Karl Hartmann was born in Munich in 1905.

He is of course best known for his eight grand symphonies which attack American values, the "boom and bust" syndrome and the crass materialism of the age. They, so seldom any longer heard, clearly identify the composer as a socially active artist.

He did however also give us two remarkably interesting string quartets:

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First string quartet (1933). There are three movements and it was played by the Pellegrini quartet:



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Second string quartet (1946). This one also has three movements:

I. Langsam, äußerst lebhaft und energisch
II. Andantino
III. Presto

and it too was played by the Pellegrini quartet:
 


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