Haas, Joseph

COMPOSER, MUSIC TEACHER (GERMANY)
BORN 19 Mar 1879, Maihingen, Bayern (near Nordlingen) - DIED 30 Mar 1960, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (131-W-15 )

Joseph Haas was the son of the teacher Alban Haas. The theologist and historian Alban Haas (1877-1968) was his elder half-brother. Joseph became a teacher like his father and worked in Lauingen an der Donau. In 1904 he met Max Reger and in 1907 he followed him to Leipzig to study music. In 1909 he finished his studies and in 1909 he was engaged as a composition teacher at the conservatory in Stuttgart. In 1916 he obtained a professorship in Stuttgart. From 1919 to 1921 he was the director of the Singakademie zu Glogau.

From 1921 onwards he taught at the Akademie für Tonkunst in Munich, where he held a professorship from 1924 to 1950. After the Second World War he also became its president. Since 1930 he was a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin. His work as a composer was strongly influenced by Max Reger. His work was well known during his lifetime, but after his death his popularity faded fast.

Related persons
• was teacher to Hartmann, Karl Amadeus
• was pupil to Reger, Max

Images

The grave of Joseph Haas at the Waldfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2007)

 

Sources
Joseph Haas – Wikipedia


Haas, Leo

Published: 10 Jan 2020
Last update: 10 Jan 2020