Antheil: Bad Boy of Music (2CDs)

Catalogue No.: 
pmr 0075
EAN Code: 
9120040730758
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Recording Date: 
August 2015 & June–July 2016
Recording Venue: 
Tonzauber-Studio, Konzerthaus Vienna, Austria
Release: 
August 2016

In his early compositions, the long and physically demanding passages with their rhythmical complexity demand without question use of the entire body. On this brilliant recording you can hear some of Antheil's most interesting compositions, e.g. "Little Shimmy", "The Golden Bird, after Brancusi" or "Jazz Sonata" played by Viennese pianist Gottlieb Wallisch. Between the piano pieces, Karl Markovics (German) and Christopher Roth (English) are read excerpts from Antheil's biography "Bad Boy of Music", published in 1945. 

Total Time: 
150:42
Period: 
20th century