The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
Inventor of the quarter tone piano, German pianist and composer Hans Barth was born on 25 June 1897 in Leipzig. In 1930 he played his own concerto for the quarter tone piano with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Charles Ives wrote music for Barth's concerts. Barth died in Jacksonville on 9 December 1956.