Harry Partch

1901 - 1974

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Harry Partch (June 24, 1901 – September 3, 1974) was an American composer, music theorist, and creator of unique musical instruments. He composed using scales of unequal intervals in just intonation, and was one of the first 20th-century composers in the West to work systematically with microtonal scales, alongside Lou Harrison. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Partch has received more than 413,459 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Harry Partch is the 916th most popular composer (down from 807th in 2019), the 4,659th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,982nd in 2019) and the 50th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Harry Partch ranks 916 out of 1,228Before him are Richard Heuberger, Henri Pousseur, Mélanie Bonis, Percy Grainger, Vilém Blodek, and Philippe Verdelot. After him are Robert Gerhard, Ludwig Thuille, Morton Gould, Christopher Hogwood, Petr Eben, and José Vianna da Motta.

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Among people born in 1901, Harry Partch ranks 160Before him are Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Erich Ollenhauer, George Raft, Ed Begley, Julio Libonatti, and Alberto Hurtado. After him are Xu Xiangqian, Ivan Pyryev, Louis Boyer, Fernando Tambroni, Ivar Lo-Johansson, and Sergei Tumansky. Among people deceased in 1974, Harry Partch ranks 129Before him are Cora Sandel, Donald Crisp, Abraham Robinson, Hertta Kuusinen, Fritz Szepan, and André Marie. After him are Sattar Bahlulzade, Georgette Heyer, Anna Q. Nilsson, Rashid Nezhmetdinov, Sergey Lebedev, and Zaharia Stancu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Partch ranks 4,659 out of 15,968Before him are Tony Danza (1951), Paul Reubens (1952), Sally Kirkland (1941), Ellsworth Kelly (1923), Maxie Long (1878), and Rex Linn (1956). After him are Butterfly McQueen (1911), Earl Tupper (1907), Robert Evans (1930), Harold Lockwood (1887), Sam J. Jones (1954), and Jimmy Reed (1925).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Harry Partch ranks 50Before him are Elliott Carter (1908), Amy Beach (1867), Edward MacDowell (1860), George Crumb (1929), Marvin Hamlisch (1944), and Charles Wuorinen (1938). After him are Morton Gould (1913), Leonard Rosenman (1924), W. C. Handy (1873), Walter Piston (1894), Carter Burwell (1954), and John Corigliano (1938).