Alphonse Hasselmans (1845 - 1912)
Alphonse Hasselmans (1845-1912) was a Belgian-born French harpist, composer, and pedagogue. He composed several dozen original solos for harp (the most famous is a concert etude entitled La Source (The Spring), op. 44), transcribed for harp numerous works originally for other instruments by other composers, and edited important collections of etudes by the earlier 19th-century harpist Robert N. C. Bochsa.
As professor of harp at the Paris Conservatory from 1884 until his sudden death in 1912, Hasselmans trained a generation of the most important French harpists of the 20th century, includin ... (Read all)