Composer and pianist, educated at the Curtis Music Settlement School. He studied with Constantin von Sternberg, Ernest Bloch and Clark Smith under a Guggenheim Fellowship. In Europe, he gave piano recitals between 1921-1926. He wrote incidental music to the play "Oedipus". Besides his film music, his compositions include six symphonies...See full bio »
2003Bad Boy Made Good: The Revival of George Antheil's 1924 Ballet Mécanique
(writer: "Ballet pour Instruments Mécaniques et Percussion" 1924, "Ballet Mécanique" 1952, "Ballet Mécanique", "Concerto for Piano", "A Jazz Symphony", "Overture to 'Transatlantic'", "Music from 'The Plainsman'", "Music from 'The Pride and the Passion'", "Second Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum", "Sonata Sauvage", "The Valentine Waltzes" / performer: "The Valentine Waltzes")
Antheil's original 1924 version of Ballet mécanique was not performed until 1999 at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, followed by sold-out performances at Carnegie Hall and by the San Francisco Symphony. The original version had never been played before, due to the physical impossibility of synchronizing...
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