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 Hans Barth

Hans Barth

Death 8 Dec 1956 (aged 59)
Mandarin, Duval County, Florida, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
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The German-born American pianist, teacher and composer Hans Barth studied, when still a child, on scholarship at the Leipzig Conservatory with Carl Reinecke. In 1907 he was taken to the USA and in 1908 he made his New York recital debut. In 1912 he became a naturalized American citizen.

Hans Barth's meeting with Ferruccio Busoni inspired him to experiment with new scales. With George Weitz, he perfected a portable quarter tone piano (1928). He toured the USA and Europe playing piano, quarter tone piano, and harpsichord.

He served as director of the Institute of Musical Art and of the National School for Musical Culture, both in New York. He also taught at the Mannes School in New York. From 1948 he taught at the Jacksonville College of Music in Florida.


Piano Concerto (1928)

Concerto for Quarter Tone Piano and Quarter Tone Strings (1930) Performance: Mar. 28, 1930, Composer as Soloist, with Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski conducting.

Drama Symphony (1940)


Quintet for Quarter Tone Piano and Strings (1930)

Suite for Brass, Timpani, and Quarter Tone Strings (1930)


Two Piano Sonatas (1929, 1932)

Two Piano Suites (1938, 1941)


Many songs


For With Thee Is The Fountain Of Life; In Thy Light Shall We See Light. Psalms 36 - Verse 9.

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