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Haas, Pavellocked

  • Lubomír Peduzzi

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(b Brno, June 21, 1899; d Auschwitz [now Oświęcim], probably Oct 18, 1944). Czech composer. He studied composition at the Brno Conservatory in Janáček's masterclass (1920–22). He worked first in his father's business, then from 1935 as a private teacher of music theory, and finally taught music at the Jewish secondary in Brno. Haas took the style of Janáček as his starting point, and came closer to Janáček's compositional method than any of his other pupils. However, he developed this in his own way and soon achieved a mature individuality in the Wind Quintet op.10, the Piano Suite op.13 and the opera ...

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