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Ben Johnston

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Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston has been played on NTS shows including guests, with String Quartet No. 9 (1988) first played on 20 July 2018.

Ben Johnston (Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr., Macon, Georgia, USA, March 15, 1926 – July 21, 2019) was an American contemporary music composer using "just intonation" (system of tuning). He was called "one of the foremost composers of microtonal music" by Philip Bush (1997) and "one of the best non-famous composers this country has to offer" by John Rockwell (1990).

Johnston taught composition and theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 1951 to 1986, before retiring to North Carolina. He was in…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
String Quartet No.2
Fine Arts Quartet, John Downey, Ben Johnston, Ruth Crawford - Seeger
Gasparo1980
String Quartet No.2
Fine Arts Quartet, John Downey, Ben Johnston, Ruth Crawford - SeegerGasparo1980
Discogs
String Quartet No. 9 (1988)
Ben Johnston, Kepler Quartet
New World Records2006
String Quartet No. 9 (1988)
Ben Johnston, Kepler QuartetNew World Records2006
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