Joachim Altemark

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Alfons Emil Joachim Altemark (28 December 28, 1906, Berlin - 5 1963, Braunschweig, German) was a German musicologist, teacher and organist.

Altemark graduated from high school in Berlin in 1927, then studied there until 1934, where he passed the state examination in 1929. From 1934 to 1941 Altemark worked as a freelance musician (including organist) in Berlin. He is listed in official telephone books of 1935 and 1936 as head of the business circle Greater Berlin for Protestant Church Music and in 1938 as head of the music school for youth and people.

Altemark was considered one of the Hitler Youth and wrote numerous articles in publications for the Hitler Youth. Altemark was also an employee of the Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft. He was a Nazi: from 1941 until the end of the war, he took part in the Second World War as a soldier in the Wehrmacht.

After the Second World War, Joachim Altemark lived in Goslar, where he was city youth worker from 1946 to 1949. He took care of the reconstruction of the concert industry. In 1948 he gave the first organ concerts in Goslar's St. Stephen's Church. He founded the Collegium musicum in Goslar and became second conductor of the choir association founded in 1946. From 1949 Joachim Altemark was a music teacher at the Gaußschule grammar school in Braunschweig . In Braunschweig he was also director of the municipal boys' choir.

He also made a number of arrangements of Bach's works.

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