RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
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.