Forbidden Music Regained

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Artis suite

By Hans Lachman

Chamber music
Wind ensemble and keyboard instrument (3-8 players) (fl(pic) ob(ca) cl bn h pf)
13' minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 122386
published score
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Artis is the Amsterdam Zoo

1. Kamelen (camels)

2. Roofdieren achter tralies (predators behind bars)

3. Volière (aviary)

4. Gazellen (gazelles)

5. Reuzenschildpad (Galápagos tortoise)

6. Brilslang (Indian cobra)

7. Wezeltje (little weasel)

8. Olifant (elephant)

9. Slotmarsch der pinguïns (Final march of the penguins)



About Hans Lachman

(03/07/1906 - 06/27/1990)
Hans Lachman

Born in Germany as Heinz Lachmann, Hans Lachman started his musical career in film music and light music. After World War II, which he survived by hiding in the province Limburg, he began composing in a modern classical idiom, building up a considerable oeuvre, including Jewish liturgical music. It is hard to believe that his music, so frequently broadcasted, was later completely forgotten until 2008, when his scores were discovered in a damp garden shed. 

by Eleonore Pameijer