I was a big fan and would love for my granddaughters to be able
to hear the Karl Haas programs. Thank you for your
I am very
disappointed that you have not only removed Karl Haas' Adventure in
Good Music from your schedule, but also all information about him
from your website.
I understand that the family's wishes
need to be honored. However, I think that you have a
responsibility to represent to the family that they are blocking
public access to a serious cultural treasure that is still in great
demand. If you do not wish to undertake this difficult
diplomatic task personally (I can imagine reasons why not) then I
believe it is your responsibility to find and encourage someone else
who would be highly likely to be able to carry this to a successful
I would love to be able to get my hands on the broadcast of
4/1/99 to use for my students. It's about musical jokes, in honor of
April Fool's Day.—Signed LC
Undoubtedly you have received many of these petitions but please
don't ignore them. As a 45 year old father of two, my wife and I try
to set aside a couple of evenings a month where we, as a family,
listen to music together. Sometimes we make it a music swap session,
my 14 year old will make us endure current pop selections, my wife
might choose a country selection, I might choose classical or 80's,
my 12 year old might play the piano. Other times we might listen to
a program on a public radio station while doing homework, a puzzle,
or light reading. Anything to get the TV and computer off for a bit.
I would certainly like to include Adventures in Good Music as
part of the music. There is another reason, I just plain miss
hearing the program. The dry humor, the silliness ("Name that
Conductor?!"), the wit, and the education al combined to make for a
I do understand there are legal implications, but
the more time that passes the more faint the desire for these
programs will become. Please make these programs available soon.
I was a big fan and would love for my granddaughters to be able
to hear the Karl Haas programs. Thank you for your consideration.
I had the privilege of being raised in a family where Classical
Music was heard often.
My (late) Mother was a subscriber to
the ABC Recital Series Concerts in our home city, Sydney, Australia.
It was during this time, during the 1960s & 70s that I was able to
attend performances of some of the fore-most international musicians
from that time.
When I married, I wanted my family to enjoy
equivalent access to that which was afforded to me by my Mother.
Through his radio program, broadcast nationally in Australia, my
family were treated to the knowledge, charm & wit of Karl Haas and
their lives (& mine) were enriched. A new generation has now arrived
& I would dearly love to not only have them hear and learn from
Adventures in Good Music but also to re-aquaint myself with the man
& his love of music.
The internet provides the platform
whereby Karl's programs could be downloaded & shared allowing just a
few of the multitudes referred to above to learn from this great
I listened to Dr. Haas from 1980 to his death. A friend and I
were reminiscing about Dr. Haas this morning (we wandered there
after listening to Schnabel’s Beethoven sonatas) and realized how
much we miss him. It would be so lovely to hear the programs. I have
a subscription to Hearts of Space and something like that would be
great for Dr. Haas, too. So I, for one, would be willing to pay to
hear him again.—Signed KC
Coming from The Netherlands and working here for a few years,
this was one of a handful of programs that made my day every time.
You would do us all a tremendous pleasure by re-issuing all those
radio sessions which one for one were treasures.—Signed MW
Thinking about Karl Haas's "Adventures in Good Music," I
happened across the Electricka web site and read the plea to make
available all of these broadcasts from a database. What a wonder and
joy that would be. In 1965 I moved back to Detroit from Phoenix. The
programs of Mr. Haas over WJR beccame a daily learning and
fascinating listening experience. Having access to these broadcasts
again would be a voyage of discovery for many and a pleasant
re-discovery for long time classical fans.
decline of corporate support for classical music, these centuries of
musical genius need every bit of help to remain available to
listeners. Could you please do your large part to keep this music
alive by making the broadcasts of "Adventures" accessible to all
over the internet?
Below is the original note, but I wanted
to add my own comments. If there is anything I can do to further
such a project, please advise me.—Signed MC
I am an Australian whose most favoured time of day was 9am so I
could listen to the programme Adventures in good music. I learned so
many things which I joyously expounded to others who became stunned
at my knowledge of music. Needless I always acknowledged the fount
of my knowledge. The programme introduced me to so many different
pieces of music and explanations that I would never have come across
had I not listened to Dr.Haas's programme.—Signed LH
I would also be glad to purchase CDs or pay to download
“Adventures in Good Music.” My teenage daughter is a serious music
student and would love the programs. She doesn’t remember that we
listened to Dr. Karl Haas when she was a baby. What a wonderful gift
a complete set of programs on CD would be! Surely many people would
l be acquired.—Signed RS
Please make the recordings of Karl Haas' program available for the
benefit of music audiences. Make some money if you must--e.g. post
them on YouTube, with advertising.
I listened to them, possibly on your station, when I lived in Columbus in
the 1970s and early 1980s. You really should not destroy this
extraordinary resource.—Signed PJQ
listened to Adventures in Good Music regularly and loved these programs.
She would have the program on when I was visiting and I was significantly
influenced to learn and love classical music through that exposure,
although it took many years for it to “sink in.” Now that I am older, and
even more fond of classical music, I would love to access to those
programs for my own enjoyment and edification, as well as for my family
and the young people that I teach and have influence over. There is not a
great deal available that does what Karl Haas did so well.
I do not have knowledge of the legal or financial obstacles involved, but
I do hope that this storehouse of cultural value could be made available
for the whole world to enjoy and grow from. Thanks for your
I am sending in the standard petition, but I would like to say that
on a personal note I have been searching for recordings of the Karl Haas
programs for years.
When I lived in New York in my
20’s, I would listen to the morning broadcasts on WQXR several times a
Now, 40 years later and living in Australia, I
would so like to hear them again. And I know that my children, who are
now in their 20’s would so enjoy these recordings and learn from them. I
would even bet that they would tell their friends about them.
Please if you can do something, please do.—
I remember staying up late in high school 6 years ago
listening to Dr. Haas' program. I remember it being vital that I not miss
his opening introduction of the night's topic, his opening theme, and his
rich "Hello Everyone," this I feel will live me forever. Dr. Haas'
insight and ability to spread the love of classical music is unrivaled,
even today. I wish to someday relive, re-experience, and hopefully pass
on those experiences I had 6 years ago listening to Dr. Karl Haas. Thank
Shortly after Dr. Karl Haas began broadcasting on WJR, my 14 year old sister wrote to Karl. He invited us to his studio to watch one of his broadcasts. I was only 10 when we traveled from Sylvania, Ohio to Detroit. I fell even more in love with him when I met him that day.
I would love to be able to hear Dr. Haas's Adventures in Good Music programs. Please make the recordings of his programs available to the world over the Internet at no charge.—Signed JM
- I grew up in rural Australia. Some of my earliest memories are of lying on the living room floor listening to Karl Haas. My Dad was so enthusiastic about it, he being a musical person without any musical education. Karl Has made something sublime accessible to us; we had no other vehicle by which to reach it.
As an adult I can appreciate real music, I've sung over the years in outstanding choirs - I was never given the opportunity to learn an instrument, so voice it had to be, despite my limitations.
My Dad died several years ago of MND (Lou Gehrig's). My phone company automatically deleted the only recording I had of his voice (in a voice message he left on my mobile phone) before the paralysis spread and he lost his ability to speak.
I would love to be able to listen to our old friend Karl, for his erudition, and for the familiar companionship.—Signed JP
I was introduced to ADVENTURES IN GOOD MUSIC by a sculptor on the faculty at Portland State University named Frederich Littman. I was a home health aide with the Visiting Nurse Association of Portland, and Dr. Littman was a cancer patient whom I had the privilege of attending to in his home, helping him with his bath. On my first visit he asked me if I liked classical music and I said I did, but was not very knowledgeable about it other than from piano lessons through grade school. He then began playing for me cassette recordings of Karl Haas’ programs every time I came to visit. I was enchanted and hooked from the start. I then began tuning in every day to the broadcasts from our local public station.
I have such a fond place in my heart for Karl Haas. I’m convinced there’s a need for his voice to continue. He was one of those rare teachers who was able to bring our culture’s highest expressions within the reach of everyone.
Thank you for any efforts you can make on behalf of those of us waiting to hear him again—and those who have yet to discover him.—Signed
The final outcome needs to be more than a daily
rebroadcast, as desirable as that is. The final outcome needs
to be making available all of Dr. Haas' Adventures in Good Music
programs on a website, your own or someone else's (electricka.com
has offered) so that fans and music teachers would be able to hear
and hopefully download the programs of most interest to them at
whatever time the hearers have available.
I say music
teachers because Dr. Haas was a consummate teacher who did not just
play recordings, but explained all the common aspects of Classical
Music and then went to his piano and made things I could not have
isolated in a recording abundantly clear. I wish I had
listened more carefully when I was in high school, more years ago
than I care to mention!
Please consider this request
carefully. Both old fans and young people who have never yet
heard Dr. Haas are eagerly awaiting full access to this remarkable
cultural treasure.—Signed TRW
Karl Haas got me through my Surgery residency in Texas, and then
some. I listened to it religiously in the operating room--above the
objections of a die-hard few nurses of the country-western
persuasion--but in the end, everyone enjoyed his approach. A new
generation has now come along, and since classical music is . . .
classic, his programs should appeal just as much to this newer
generation as it did the older--and this generation has more need of
Karl Haas, faced with the dearth of good and even mediocre music
around these days. PLEASE consider making his programs available
again--even for podcast download if you don't want to spare the
airtime. But they will be listened to, if they are ever rebroadcast.
He was and will always be the voice of classical music for me and
for many many others.—Signed TB
About once a year, I go online specifically to find out if
access to Adventures in Good Music has finally happened. But I'm
always disappointed. I assume that the rights to his programs are
owned by someone who isn't allowing them to be released. But this
time I ran across Electricka's site which suggests Mr. Haas' fans
contact you as you might be someone who could facilitate the
dissemination of the program via the many electronic media outlets
that now exist. If you have this ability, please do use it. MANY
people grew up hearing Haas' programs. We love them! We WOULD pay to
hear them again. I am desperate to share them with my own children.
I know they could help them understand the appeal of classical
music. The more time that goes by without their release, the fewer
and fewer people will be left who remember Mr. Haas at all, whereas
access to his programs would bring a fresh audience to classical
music. Is there anything you can do? Do you have any sway with Mr.
Haas' estate owners? Could Mr. Haas' fans get into touch with
I had the privilege of being raised in a family where Classical
Music was heard often. My (late) Mother was a subscriber to the ABC
Recital Series Concerts in our home city, Sydney, Australia. It was
during this time, during the 1960s & 70s that I was able to attend
performances of some of the fore-most international musicians from
that time. When I married, I wanted my family to enjoy equivalent
access to that which was afforded to me by my Mother. Through his
radio program, broadcast nationally in Australia, my family were
treated to the knowledge, charm & wit of Karl Haas and their lives
(& mine) were enriched. A new generation has now arrived & I would
dearly love to not only have them hear and learn from Adventures in
Good Music but also to re-aquaint myself with the man & his love of
music. The internet provides the platform whereby Karl's programs
could be downloaded & shared allowing just a few of the multitudes
referred to above to learn from this great man.—Signed DC
Having worked in the Cincinnati area with excellent
accessibility to amazing public radio stations, I was able to listen
to Karl Haas on WVXU nearly everyday for several years. He helped
make classical music understandable.—Signed Mark
Its Christmas time and I was longing for the traditional Karl
Haas church visits to the worlds great cathedrals. I first heard
Karl Haas when in the service during Viet Nam. Later my wife and
then my family faithfully made Karl a part of each work day. WE MISS
HIM and the programs. His legacy should not be LOST. PLEASE DO
SOMETHING....We saw him at the Peristyle at Toledo Museum of Arts
many years ago, very delightful. Please restore the Easter and
Christmas special programs at the very least. THESE ARE HISTORIC
LESSONS and todays courseness and lack of finesse could be balanced
by Karl's teachings and taste.Thank you for your attention. My
grandchildren and hopefully great grandchildren will GREATLY
APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORT...—Signed RH