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Karl Haas
Birth: Dec. 6, 1913
Speyer
Speyerner Stadtkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Feb. 6, 2005
Royal Oak
Oakland County
Michigan, USA

Radio Personality, Musician. His syndicated program "Adventures in Good Music” was the longest running and most popular daily classical radio program in both national and international broadcast history. He brought musical enjoyment and appreciation of classical music to millions of connoisseurs and laymen, and was for many years the most listened to classical music radio program in the world, carried by hundreds of stations in the United States, Australia, Mexico, Panama and world-wide via Armed Forces Radio. Mr. Haas had a great talent for informing, inspiring and delighting his listeners with his vast knowledge of music. Haas began his broadcasting career in 1950 hosting a weekly preview of Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts. In 1959, Adventures in Good Music was born when WJR, Detroit, offered him a prime-time morning slot to create a one-hour program of classical music and commentary. Born in Speyer am Rhein, Germany, where his mother instructed his first piano lessons, young Karl formed a piano trio with some local friends at age 12. He later studied at the Mannheim Conservatory and the University of Heidelberg. With the increase of Nazism, Mr. Haas and his family fled Germany in 1936 for the USA, where he studied at Detroit's Netzorg School of Music with frequent visits to New York to study under legendary pianist, Artur Schnabel. "Adventures in Good Music" has twice won the coveted George Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting. The French Government presented Mr. Haas with both the "Officier d'académie" and "Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et lettres" awards; Germany awarded him the "First Class Order of Merit." In 1991 Mr. Haas received the National Endowment for the Humanities' prestigious Charles Frankel Award at a White House ceremony. He also has received eight honorary doctorates and several other academic awards. His popular book, "Inside Music" (1984), is now in its tenth printing and is currently being published in Italian. (bio by: Malcolm Nicoll) 
 
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  Trudi Haas (1918 - 1974)*
 
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Burial:
Beth El Memorial Park Cemetery
Livonia
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 42.41515, -83.32835
 
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Originally Created by: Malcolm Nicoll
Record added: Feb 09, 2005
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- sjm
 Added: Feb. 6, 2017

- David Wend
 Added: Dec. 6, 2016
I miss you and your show terribly. RIP Mr. Haas and thank you.
- gathomas98
 Added: Jun. 2, 2016
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