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Evenings on the Roof:
Harry Partch Series No. 3

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 71 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

Peter Yates continues his series of programs devoted to the music of Harry Partch. In this, the third of the series we hear a complete performance of Partch’s ballet, “The Bewitched, a dance satire”. Partch is perhaps best known for his compositions utilizing a 43 note scale and performed on his collection of hand made instruments. However many of his works were also theatrical in nature, calling for dancers or actors as well as musicians.

Musical Selections:  The Bewitched (1966) / Harry Partch
Genres:  Music Theater; Microtonal Music
Subject:  Music theater; Microtonal music; Ballets; Unconventional instruments
People:  Yates, Peter; Partch, Harry, 1901-1974
Recording Date:  9/5/1965
First Broadcast Date:  9/4/1966
 
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