John Hartmann (Composer)
Born: 24th October 1830, Auleben, Germany
Died: 1897, Liverpool. UK
John Hartmann was a Prussian brass composer. He is notable for having served Prince George, Duke of Cambridge as bandmaster in the British 4th Regiment, 12th Lancers.
When Hartmann went to fulfill his mandatory service obligation to the Prussian military, he chose to be a musician. Doing that gave him the option of choosing the regiment he would serve with. He chose to serve with the Cuirassiers in Cologne. While with the Cuirassiers, he played solo cornet and violin.