Ben Johnston

Biography

Born: March 15, 1926; Macon, GA  
Ben Johnston studied with Darius Milhaud, Harry Partch, Burrill Phillips, Robert Palmer, and John Cage. He was a professor of theory and composition at the University of Illinois. Some of his selected works are Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (1949) for tenor and piano; Knocking Piece Collage (1969) for tape; In Memory, Harry Partch, 1975 (1975) for soprano, computer tape, tape, string quartet, eight percussionists, and slide show; Suite for Read more Microtonal Piano (1977); and Twelve Partials (1980) for flute and microtonal piano. Read less
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  • 1.
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 515 Release Date: 06/01/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ben Johnston
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Swingle Singers,  New Verbal Workshop
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    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 497 Release Date: 05/01/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Schwantner,  Ben Johnston
    Performer:  Constance Beavon,  Sue Ann Kahn,  Susan Jolles
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Jubal Trio,  New World String Quartet
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    Donaueschinger Musiktage 2008
    Label: Neos   Catalog: 10944 Release Date: 02/22/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Isabel Mundry,  Enno Poppe,  Brice Pauset,  Ben Johnston  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Larcher,  Dror Feiler
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez,  Sylvain Cambreling,  Franck Ollu,  Emilio Pomàrico  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern,  Klangforum Wien
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    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 405 Release Date: 02/01/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edwin London,  Ben Johnston,  Paul Martin Zonn,  Thomas Fredrickson
    Performer:  John Fonville,  Thomas Fredrickson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  University Of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players
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    Ben Johnston: String Quartets No 1, 5 & 10 / Kepler Quartet
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80693-2 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ben Johnston
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kepler String Quartet
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    Recital Of New Music
    Label: Imaginary Chicago   Catalog: 5637609495 Release Date: 03/02/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Whittenberg,  William Sydeman,  Kenneth Gaburo,  Ben Johnston  ... 
    Performer:  Bertram Turetzky,  Shirley Sudock,  Josef Marx,  Nancy Turetzky  ... 
    Conductor:  Gustav Meier
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    The New Cello, Vol 1 - American Composers / Cox
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2994 Release Date: 01/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franklin Cox,  Stuart Saunders Smith,  Ben Johnston,  Elliott Carter
    Performer:  Franklin Cox
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    Uncommon Voices / Levy, Yannay, Martirano
    Label: Vienna Modern Masters   Catalog: 2047 Release Date: 04/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Burt Levy,  Salvatore Martirano,  Ben Johnston,  Yehuda Yannay
    Performer:  Bernard Zinck,  Lisa Goethe-McGinn,  Michael Cameron,  Ana Ruth Bermudez  ... 
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    The Noble Snare
    Label: Smith Publications   Catalog: 5637215862 Release Date: 01/23/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Stuart Saunders Smith,  Milton Babbitt,  Barney Childs,  Eugene Novotney  ... 
    Performer:  Jason Baker
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  • 10.
    The Floating Bubble - Johnston, George, Bergamo
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 215 Release Date: 05/13/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ben Johnston
    Performer:  Ronald George
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    Johnston: String Quartets No 2, 3, 4 & 9 / Kepler Quartet
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80637 Release Date: 01/24/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ben Johnston
    Performer:  Karl Lavine,  Brek Renzelman,  Eric Segnitz,  Sharon Leventhal
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kepler String Quartet
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    Ponder Nothing - Reich, Scelsi, Et Al / Susan Fancher
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 564 Release Date: 06/11/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfram Wagner,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Ben Johnston,  Mark Engebretson  ... 
    Performer:  Susan Fancher,  Yoko Yamada,  Mark Engebretson
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    Ben Johnston: Ponder Nothing / Music Amici
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80432 Release Date: 04/16/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ben Johnston
    Performer:  Matthew Raimondi,  Marti Sweet,  Dora Ohrenstein,  Charles Yassky  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Yassky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music Amici
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    Sound Forms For Piano / Robert Miller
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80203 Release Date: 02/28/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Conlon Nancarrow,  Ben Johnston,  John Cage,  Henry Cowell
    Performer:  Robert Miller
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    Emergency Music - Urban Diva / Dora Ohrenstein
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 654 Release Date: 06/13/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Scott Johnson,  Ben Johnston,  Linda Bouchard,  Alice Anne LeBaron  ... 
    Performer:  Jason Cirker,  Phillip Bush,  Mary Rowell,  Dora Ohrenstein  ... 
    Conductor:  Linda Bouchard
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    White Man Sleeps / Kronos Quartet
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79163 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Kevin Volans,  Ben Johnston,  Ornette Coleman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
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  • 17.
    Bolcom, Johnston, Neikrug: String Quartets / Stanford
    Label: Laurel   Catalog: LR-847CD Release Date: 2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Bolcom,  Ben Johnston,  Marc Neikrug
    Performer:  Zora Leybin,  Bernard Zaslav,  Stephen Harrison,  Andor Toth  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stanford String Quartet
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