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Arthur Haas

, harpsichord

Arthur Haas is one of the most sought after performers and teachers of Baroque music in the United States today. He holds a masters degree in historical musicology from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he studied harpsichord with Bess Karp. He also studied with Albert Fuller at the Juilliard School, and with Alan Curtis in Berkeley and in Amsterdam. Mr. Haas received the top prize in the Paris International Harpsichord Competition in 1975. He is a member of the Aulos Ensemble and Musical Assembly, with whom he has recorded sonatas and suites from Les nations by François Couperin. His solo CDs of Pièces de Clavecin by Jean-Henri D'Anglebert and Suites de Clavecin by Forqueray have received critical acclaim in the press. Known for his expertise as a continuo player, he has toured with such distinguished early musicians as Marion Verbruggen, Stephen Preston, Judith Nelson, Laurence Dreyfus, and Phoebe Carrai. At present Mr. Haas is on the faculties of the Eastman School of Music, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the Mannes College of Music in New York.
François COUPERIN: Concerts royaux
Bruce Haynes
August, 1999