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Michael Haas

Michael Haas was initiator and executive producer of Decca’s “Entartete Musik” series. He was also music curator at Vienna Jewish Museum and is head of research at the Jewish Music Institute’s International Centre for Suppressed Music based at Royal Holloway College. His book Forbidden Music is published by Yale University Press.
Jews and Music under Nazi rule
Michael Haas’s Forbidden Music looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich and the consequences for music throughout the rest of the 20th century. Because Jewish musicians and composers were, by 1933, the principal conveyors of Germany’s historic traditions and the ideals of German culture, the isolation, exile and persecution of Jewish musicians by t...