- Harald Müller
(b Prague, May 2, 1915; d Prague, July 30, 2004). Czech composer. He studied composition with Otakar Jeremiáš (1932–40) and at the Prague Conservatory (1940), where he also studied conducting with Pavel Dědeček. After further studies at a business school, he joined the music publishers F.A. Urbánek & Sons and in 1963 became director of the publishers Panton, a post he held until 1970. Hanuš played an important role in the commissions overseeing the complete editions of Dvořák, Fibich and Janáček. In 1960 he received the Gottwald State Prize for his ballets Otello and Sůl nad zlato (‘Salt More Precious than Gold’), and in 1965 and 1988 respectively he was created Outstanding Artist and National Artist; he relinquished all these awards, however, in 1989 in protest at the politically motivated prosecution of students. In 1985 he was appointed honorary vice-president of the International Society of A. Dvořak in Great Britain, and after ...