Barth, Hans

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Barth, Hans (b Leipzig, 1897; d Jacksonville, Fla., 1956). Ger.-born pianist and composer. Taken to USA at age 10. Became known as recitalist, etc., and held various teaching positions. Comps. incl. opera, 2 syms., etc., some employing microtones. Invented quarter-tone pf. for which he wrote 2 concs., 10 études, and quintet.