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The famous Dutch pianist, composer and psychiatrist Hans Henkemans (1913-1995) has spent his entire life in search of ‘the essence’ of music.
In the 1950s he made a name for himself at home and abroad with his brilliant Mozart and Debussy performances. He is also one of the most frequently performed Dutch composers in that period.
Twenty-five years after his death, his ‘musical sons’, Ed Spanjaard, Jac van Steen and Melchior Huurdeman look back on their friendship with Hans Henkemans and on his striking role in the ‘sonic’ discussion. They believe that the time is right to bring the forgotten music of Hans Henkemans to the attention of a new generation of Dutch musicians, including pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen, Nikola Meeuwsen and violinist Liza Ferschtman.
Director: Harro Henkemans
The Netherlands / 91 min. / 2021 / Dutch / English subtitles