Antheil: Bad Boy of Music (2CDs)

Catalogue No.: 
pmr 0075
EAN Code: 
9120040730758
Artist(s):
Composer(s):
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. 

CD 1 (en)
George Antheil (1900–1959)
1.
Fireworks and the Profane Waltzes
04:31
2.
Concert Pianist (narr.)
03:43
3.
Jazz Sonata
01:48
4.
Beginnings (narr.)
08:23
5.
Sonatina "Death of the Machines"
02:03
6.
Scandal in Paris! (narr.)
05:25
Second Sonata "The Airplane"
7.
To be played as fast as possible
03:01
8.
Andante Moderato
02:23
9.
Ballet mécanique (narr.)
07:08
10.
Sonatina für Radio
03:58
11.
Vienna in the Spring (narr.)
07:38
12.
Little Shimmy "Für mein nur einziger Böski"
01:24
13.
Hollywood (narr.)
04:48
14.
The Golden Bird, after Brancusi
04:05
15.
Hedy Lamarr and I invent and patent a Radio Torpedo (narr.)
09:30
16.
3rd movement from Piano Sonata No. 4 (Finale. Presto)
03:34
CD 2 (de)
George Antheil (1900–1959)
1.
Fireworks and the Profane Waltzes
04:33
2.
Konzertpianist (narr.)
04:00
3.
Jazz Sonata
01:47
4.
Anfänge (narr.)
10:34
5.
Sonatina "Death of the Machines"
02:04
6.
Skandal in Paris! (narr.)
05:16
Second Sonata "The Airplane"
7.
To be played as fast as possible
03:01
8.
Andante Moderato
02:23
9.
Ballet mécanique (narr.)
08:50
10.
Sonatina für Radio
03:56
11.
Wien im Frühling (narr.)
07:38
12.
Little Shimmy "Für mein nur einziger Böski"
01:23
13.
Hollywood (narr.)
04:39
14.
The Golden Bird, after Brancusi
04:04
15.
Hedy Lamarr und ich erfinden ein funkgesteuertes Torpedo und lassen es patentieren (narr.)
09:38
16.
3rd movement from Piano Sonata No. 4 (Finale. Presto)
03:34
Total Time: 
150:42
Period: 
20th century