A Tribute to Karl Haas

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Karl Haas, host of Adventures in Good Music, with pianist Van Cliburn

This week on the Young Artists Showcase, we revisit Bob Sherman’s tribute to fellow broadcaster Karl Haas. Haas hosted the popular classical music radio program Adventures in Good Music, which began in 1959 on WJR in Detroit and was eventually syndicated globally.

Occasionally, Haas withheld the name of a composer until after the music played, and on this program, Sherman will provide clues about the identity of six familiar composers, each represented with an unfamiliar piece. See if you can name the mystery composers before you scroll down to the playlist!


Serenade for winds in E-flat Major, Op. 7
— Michigan State University Wind Symphony; Kevin Sedatole, conductor


Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major for Piano Quartet
— Tanya Bannister, piano; Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Roman Ramakrishnan, cello


Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, Book 1
— Stanislav Khristenko, piano


Les Collines d'Anacapri (Preludes, Book 1)
— Stanislav Khristenko, piano


Etude in C Minor, Op. 2, No. 3
— Stanislav Khristenko, piano


Sonata in A minor for Arpeggione and Piano
— Lionel Cottet, cello; Federico Diaz, guitar


Friedrich Burgmüller: Nocturne No. 1 for Guitar & Cello
— Lionel Cottet, cello; Federico Diaz, guitar


 Scroll down for the composer names.







1. Richard Strauss
2. Franz Schubert
3. Johann Sebastian Bach
4. Claude Debussy
5. Sergei Prokofiev
6. Franz Schubert