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The Life and Music of George Antheil (Program Three)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 157 min
Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: KPFA

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The last of three programs on the extraordinary career of George Antheil, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. This programs covers the years 1948 to 1959. This program includes an interview with Benjamin Lees. This recording contains the only known extant recording of the voice of Antheil along with performances of his “McKonkey's Ferry Overture,” “Serenade No. 1 for Strings,” “Eight Shelley Fragments,” and the opera “The Wish.”

Part 1 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  McKonkey's Ferry Overture (1948) -- Serenade No. 1 for string orchestra (1948) -- Symphony No. 6 ‘after Delacroix', (1947"48) [excerpts] -- Sonata No. 4 for piano (1947"48)
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music
Subject:  Antheil, George, 1900-1959; 20th century classical; Orchestral music; Overtures; String orchestra music; Symphonies; Sonatas (Piano)
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Lees, Benjamin, 1924-
First Broadcast Date:  11/17/1970
 
Part 2 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  8 Fragments from Shelley (1951) -- The Wish [first part]
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Opera
Subject:  Antheil, George, 1900-1959; 20th century classical; Motion picture music; Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices); Operas
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Lees, Benjamin, 1924-; Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822
First Broadcast Date:  11/17/1970
 
Part 3 of 3:  
Musical Selections:  The Wish [second part] -- [unidentified work for piano]
Genres:  20th Century Classical; Opera
Subject:  Antheil, George, 1900-1959; 20th century classical; Operas; Piano music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Antheil, George, 1900-1959; Lees, Benjamin, 1924-
First Broadcast Date:  11/17/1970
 
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