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HARTOG, EDOUARD DE:

Dutch composer; born in Amsterdam Aug. 15, 1826; studied under Bartelmann, Döhler, Mme. Dulcken, and Hoch; subsequently with Elwart and Litolff, and still later with Heinze and Damcke. In 1852 he settled in Paris, where he taught pianoforte, composition, and harmony. In 1853 he composed his first opera, "Le Mariage de Don Lope," which was not produced till 1868 (Théâtre Lyrique, Paris). De Hartog became prominent through his orchestral works, particularly those composed in 1857 and 1859. He has written, besides the opera mentioned above: "L'Amour et Son Hôte" (Brussels, 1873); Forty-third Psalm, for soli, chorus, and orchestra; two string quartets; "Lorenzo Aldini," opera; and many pieces for the violin, violoncello, harp, and organ. He was also a contributor to Pougin's supplement to Fétis' "Biographie Universelle."

De Hartog is a member of the Netherlands Musical Society; and he has been decorated with the orders of Leopold and of the Oaken Crown.

Bibliography:
  • Riemann, Musik-Lexikon;
  • Baker, Biog. Dict. of Musicians, New York, 1900.
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