Birth of his son

World premiere of the new version of the Simplicius Simplicissimus

World premiere (September 9) of the new version of “Simplicius Simplicissimus” at the Nationaltheater Mannheim (conductor: Karl Fischer, production: Joachim Klaiber and stage: Paul Walter)

Grand Art Prize of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Performance of the 6th symphony at the IGNM festival in Zurich

Offer of a professorship at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Köln (rejected)

World premiere (June 22) of the new version of the 1st Symphony “Versuch eines Requiems” by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Wiener Festwochen (conductor: Nino Sanzogno and soloist: Hilde Rössel-Majdan)

  • Year
  • 1957

Art Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Munich

Art Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts Munich

World premiere (February 10) of the 3rd Symphony (based on movements from “Sinfonia tragica” and the symphony “Klagegesang”) on Bayerischer Rundfunk (conductor: Erich Schmid)

Invitation from the GDR ministry to become an academician and director of the Academy of Music in East Berlin; Hartmann firmly rejects; he does not allow himself to be swayed by the insistence of Walter Ulbricht, Johannes R. Becher and Robert Havemann

World premiere (September 10) of the 2nd Symphony, a revised version of the Adagio from the “Symphonische Suite ‘Vita nova'” of 1943, at the Donaueschinger Musiktage with the Symphony Orchestra of the Südwestfunk (conductor: Hans Rosbaud)

Performance of the 4th Symphony at the IGNM festival in Brussels (conductor: Hermann Scherchen)

  • Year
  • 1950

World premiere of the 5th Symphony

World premiere of the 5th Symphony

World premiere (April 21) of the 5th Symphony (“Symphonie concertante”) in its final version in Stuttgart with the Südfunk Symphony Orchestra (conductor: Hans Müller-Kray); preliminary stages of the symphony: “Concerto für Solo-Trompete und Bläser-Kammerorchester” [Concerto for solo trumpet and wind chamber orchestra], premiered in Strasbourg in 1932, and “Konzert für Bläserensemble, Kontrabässe und zwei Solotrompeten” [Concerto for wind ensemble, double basses and two solo trumpets], premiered in Zurich in 1949

Performance of the 3rd Symphony at the IGNM-Fest in Frankfurt am Main

Performance of the 4th Symphony at the Wiener Festwochen

  • Year
  • 1951

World premiere of the 6th symphony

World premiere of the 6th symphony

World premiere (April 24) of the 6th Symphony (adapted from “Symphonie L’Œuvre” of 1938; finally only Adagio taken over in revised form, 2nd movement “Toccata variata” newly composed) in the Munich musica viva concert with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eugen Jochum

World premiere (October 10) of the “Konzert für Klavier, Bläser und Schlagzeug” [Concerto for Piano, Wind and Percussion] at the Donaueschinger Musiktage with the Symphony Orchestra of the Südwestfunk (conductor: Hans Rosbaud, soloist: Maria Bergmann)

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  • 1953

Awarding of the Schönberg Medal

Awarding of the Schönberg Medal of the IGNM (International Society for New Music)

Separation from the Süddeutscher Musikverlag Willy Müller in Heidelberg; start of the exclusive cooperation with B. Schott’s Söhne in Mainz

  • Year
  • 1954