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Harry Partch

Composer, Sculptor (24-Jun-1901 — 3-Sep-1974)


David Dunn. Harry Partch: An Anthology of Critical Perspectives. London: Taylor and Francis/Routledge. 1998. 208pp.

Bob Gilmore. Harry Partch: A Biography. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1998. 480pp.

Thomas McGeary (editor). Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1991.

Harry Partch. Genesis of a Music: An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments. New York, NY: Da Capo Press. 1974.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.658)

  7. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (p.185)

  8. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.749)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.559)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.546)

  11. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.135)

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