Prohaska, Carl , Austrian composer, father of Felix Prohaska; b. Mödling, near Vienna, April 25, 1869; d. Vienna, March 28, 1927. He studied piano with Anna Assmayr in Vienna and with d’Albert in Berlin and composition with Franz Krenn and musicology with Mandyczewski in Vienna. In 1908 he joined the faculty of the Vienna Academy of Music, where he taught piano and theory. He wrote an opera, Madeleine Guinard, an oratorio, Frühlingsfeier (1913), String Quartet, Piano Trio, Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass, and a group of piano pieces.
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