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The Life and Music of George Antheil (Program One)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 93 min
Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: KPFA

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The first of three programs relating the extraordinary career of George Antheil, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. This program covers Antheil's career up to 1927, and includes interviews with Antheil's wife, and composers Nicolas Slonimsky and Virgil Thomson. Memories of Antheil by Ezra Pound and James Joyce are also read and a number of Antheil’s works are also heard.

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Five Songs: November Night ; Triad ; Suzanna and the Elders ; Fate Defied ; The Warning [texts by Adelaide Crapsey] (1919-20) / George Antheil -- Airplane Sonata, for piano (1921) / George Antheil -- Ballet Mécanique (1923-5) / / George Antheil
Performers:  Miriam Abramowitsch, soprano (Five Songs)
Bernhard Abramowitsch, piano (Five Songs)
Lydia Hoffman, piano (Airplane)
Los Angeles Contemporary Music Ensemble (Ballet)
Robert Craft, conductor (Ballet)
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Antheil, George, 1900-1959; New music; 20th century classical; Art songs; Songs (High voice) with piano; Sonatas (Piano); Instrumental ensembles, Arranged; Percussion ensembles
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Antheil, Böske, 1902-1978; Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972; Crapsey, Adelaide, 1878-1914; Abramowitsch, Bernhard, 1906-; Abramowitsch, Miriam; Hoffman, Lydia; Craft, Robert
First Broadcast Date:  11/3/1970
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  A Jazz Symphony (1925) / George Antheil
Genres:  New Music; 20th Century Classical
Subject:  Antheil, George, 1900-1959; New music; 20th century classical; Symphonies (Chamber orchestra)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Joyce, James, 1882-1941; Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995; Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989
First Broadcast Date:  11/3/1970
 
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