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.
With an apparent attempt to express the sound of the
romantic Spanish guitar, Hasselmans write the "Sérénade
pour Harpe" (Opus 5) entirely for Harp in 1890.