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Pavel Haas (Composer)

Born: 21st June 1899, Brno, Czechia

Died: 17th October 1944, Auschwitz, Poland

Nationality: Czech

Pavel Haas was a Czech composer who was murdered during the Holocaust. He was an exponent of Leoš Janáček's school of composition, and also utilized elements of folk music and jazz. Although his output was not large, he is notable particularly for his song cycles and string quartets.

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