The younger brother of Franz Lachner, Ignaz was trained both in Augsburg and Munich.
He then went to Vienna and studied directly with Franz Lachner and when Franz vacated the organist position at the Lutheran church in Vienna, Ignaz replaced him. Like his brother, Ignaz was a proficient conductor. He held a variety of poisitions as assistant Kapellmeister in the Vienna Court Opera (1828), the musical directorship of the Stuttgart court (1831), the Kapellmeister of the court opera in Munich (1842), principal Kapellmeister of the Hamburg theatre (1853), the court Kapellmeister in Stockholm (1858), and the primary conductor of the orchestra at Frankfurt am Main from 1861 until his retirement. The genres in which Ignaz Lachner composed included operas, dramatic "Alpenszenen," string quartets, trios, sonatinas, sonatas, and chamber music. ~ Keith Johnson, Rovi