Michael Haas

Michael Haas (Born 1954), trained as a pianist at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts, is a multi-Grammy winning recording producer who in the 1990s was principal recording producer for both Sir Georg Solti at London/Decca and Claudio Abbado at Sony. His most regarded work has been the recovery of music suppressed during the years of the III Reich with the series of recordings on London/Decca, ‘Entartete Musik’, started in the mid-1980s. With his departure from Universal Music, Haas continued production work, but also took on the additional position of Music Curator at Vienna’s Jewish Museum until 2010. He is presently director of Research at the Jewish Music institute’s ‘International Centre of Suppressed Music’ at Royal Holloway, University of London, as well as research associate at University College London’s school of Hebrew and Jewish Studies. He is co-chairman of Austria’s Exilarte, based at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts. Haas has contributed chapters in the Cambridge Companion of Conducting as well as the Cambridge Companion of Recorded Music. He lives in London and Vienna.

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