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George Antheil, Bad Boy of Music
George Antheil, Marthanne Verbit
George Antheil, Bad Boy of Music
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
 
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George Antheil wrote a fascinating autobiography, Bad Boy of Music, and a lot of "bad boy" music before he settled down to a career as a mainstream film composer. His Ballet mécanique still has a lot of life in it, but ...  more »

      
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All Artists: George Antheil, Marthanne Verbit
Title: George Antheil, Bad Boy of Music
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Label: Albany Records
Release Date: 10/24/2006
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Forms & Genres, Sonatas, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Keyboard, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034061014621

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George Antheil wrote a fascinating autobiography, Bad Boy of Music, and a lot of "bad boy" music before he settled down to a career as a mainstream film composer. His Ballet mécanique still has a lot of life in it, but most of this piano music is simply dated: nose-thumbing naughty stuff that doesn't convince anymore. Antheil had obviously heard Prokofiev's famous Sonata No. 7 before writing his own Sonata No. 4. You may enjoy the Valentine Waltzes, which find a convincing balance between romance and dissonance. And pianist Marthanne Verbit obviously takes this music more seriously than the rest of us will. --Leslie Gerber