A. Hasselmans was born in Liège on 5 March 1845 and
died in Paris on19 May 1912. he was a French harpist
and composer of Belgian birth. As solo harpist with the
orchestras of the Paris Conservatoire, Opéra and
Opéra-Comique, and as professor at the Conservatoire,
he played a significant part in the harp revival at the
turn of the century; he wrote about 50 pieces.
"Sérénade mélancolique" (Opus 45) was the first part of
the 3 Improvisations faciles "Feuilles d'automne"
(Autumn Leaves) written by Hasselmans in 1899 and,
entirely for Harp.