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George Antheil (Composer)

Born: 8th June 1900, New Jersey, U.S.A

Died: 12th February 1959, New York, U.S.A

Nationality: American

George Antheil was an American avant-garde composer, pianist, author, and inventor whose modernist musical compositions explored the modern sounds – musical, industrial, and mechanical – of the early 20th century.

Spending much of the 1920s in Europe, Antheil returned to the US in the 1930s, and thereafter spent much of his time composing music for films, and eventually, television. As a result of this work, his style became more tonal. A man of diverse interests and talents, Antheil was constantly reinventing himself. He wrote magazine articles (one accurately predicted the development and outcome of World War II), an autobiography, a mystery novel, and newspaper and music columns.

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 Recording of the Week, Orchestral Works by George Antheil

The BBC Philharmonic and John Storgårds present the second volume in Chandos's survey of the orchestral works of American composer, George Antheil.

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