Michael Haas is director of research at the Jewish Music Institute's Centre for Suppressed Music, based at Royal Holloway, University of London. He lives in London.
"'A meticulously documented study of this 'lost generation' of composers, ranging historically over almost two centuries.' (Mark Pappenheim, BBC Music Magazine) 'Compelling... rich in unexpected facts and quotes... Its greatest virtue is the unearthing of composers, critics, conductors and musicians destined for obscurity. Haas makes a pleasingly detailed argument for honouring a treasure trove to which the development of Western music owes a considerable debt.' (Rebecca K. Morrison, Independent) 'Forbidden Music... offers an essential supplement to standard histories of music in thrall to big names and vested interests. The trajectory is tortuous and tragic, the future still uncertain.' (David Gutman, International Record Review)"