Karel Hába


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(b Vizovice, 1898; d Prague, 1972). Cz. composer and violist, brother of Alois Hába. Ed., Cz. nat. radio journal 1929–50. Violist Cz. PO 1929–36. Like his brother's, his works employ microtones. They incl. 4 operas: Jánošík (1929–32), Stará historie (Old History) (1934–7), Smoliček (1950), Kalibův zlocïn (1957–61); vn. conc. (1927); vc. conc. (1935); 2 syms. (1947–8, 1953–4); str. qts.; choral works; and chamber mus.

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