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HAAS, Pavel - Composers

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Composer: HAAS, Pavel ((1889-1944))
His/her music:
Pavel Haas experienced considerable success as author of songs, chamber and orchestral music, choral music, operas and oratorios. He also collaborated with the budding Czech film industry. Out of at least five documented compositions in Terezin, only three have been preserved, and one of them, the Study for Strings (1943), had to be partially reconstructed. This piece was used in a Nazi propaganda film that was ment to show that Jews lived in good conditions; Haas himself is shown in the film conducting the orchestra. A month later most of the musicians including Haas were sent to their deaths in Auschwitz. It is estimated that Haas wrote over one hunderd compositions. His works include: Four Songs to the Text of Chinese Poetry, three string quartets, a wind quintet, Suite for Piano, a suite for oboe and piano and a sonata for flute and piano.

His/her life:
Pavel Haas was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, in 1899. He studied piano and music theory from an early age and later became Leos Janacek's best pupil. Being Jewish, at the time of the Nazi invasion he divorced his christian wife to save his family. He was later taken to Terezin, and then to Auschwitz where he was murdered in the same day with Hans Krása and Viktor Ullmann.
(contribution by Guy Rauscher <rauscher
netvision.net.il>)

Fata Morgana - Song by Pavel Haas - Nicky Spence - Lada Valesova - Anita Watson - Anna Starushkevych - James Platt - Navarra Quartet

Fata Morgana - Song by Pavel Haas - Nicky Spence - Lada Valesova - Anita Watson - Anna Starushkevych - James Platt - Navarra Quartet
ID: RES10183
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Folk Songs
Subcollection: Voice and Quartet

Anita Watson (soprano), Anna Starushkevych (mezzo soprano), Nicky Spence (tenor), James Platt (bass), Navarra Quartet, Lada Valešová (piano)
Resonus is pleased to present this signi?cant new recording of vocal works by the early-twentieth century Czech composer, Pavel Haas.

Featuring four song cycles composed by Haas at various stages in his life, this captivating album includes the world premiere recording of Fata Morgana, Op. 6 - Haas’s ?rst major work composed, following studies with Leoš Janáček, in 1922.

Pianist Lada Valešová is joined by an exceptional array of singers as well as the acclaimed Navarra Quartet in a vivid portrait of this composer.
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