Joseph Haas


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(b Maihingen, 1879; d Munich, 1960). Ger. composer. Taught comp. at Stuttgart Cons. 1911–21, Munich 1921–50. One of founders of Donaueschingen Fest., 1921. Wrote biography of Reger (1949). Works incl. operas Tobias Wunderlich (1937) and Die Hochzeit des Jobs (1944); oratorios Das Lebensbuch Gottes (1934), Lied von der Mutter (1939), Das Jahr im Lied (1952), and Die Seligen (1956); 2 str. qts. (1908, 1919); vn. sonata; and other choral mus. and song-cycles.

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