George Antheil

George Antheil - Piano Concertos  

Posted by tapaz9 at June 27, 2013
George Antheil - Piano Concertos

George Antheil - Piano Concertos
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 349 Mb
Date: 2004

Aside from his legendary Ballet mécanique, which still gets played as a kind of souvenir of the madcap 1920s, George Antheil's concert music has mostly fallen into obscurity. In spite of his reputation as an enfant terrible who hobnobbed with the leading lights of the avant-garde, his works attract less attention than the details of his life. Yet this state of affairs might be reversed if this delightful release from CPO gets proper distribution, for the pieces presented here are worth hearing in their own right, …….
Blair Sanderson @ AllMusic

George Antheil - Piano Works  

Posted by tapaz9 at Aug. 10, 2012
George Antheil - Piano Works

George Antheil - Piano Works
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 263 Mb
Label: Albany - Date: 1994

As Joseph Fennimore writes in his notes for this very well documented CD, "Ms. Verbit is the first pianist to have undertaken the Olympian task of deciphering and recording these early pieces of Antheil. She uniquely has the requisite tenacity, skill and resources for the task. Dedication is the word. Her researches have been thorough, her relationship with Antheil becoming deeply personal even though they never met. Everything about him that could be known, she has learnt. When she refers to Antheil as "George," one has the feeling he asked her to call him that."

George Antheil - Fighting the Waves  

Posted by siouxsie55 at April 4, 2011
George Antheil - Fighting the Waves

George Antheil - Fighting the Waves
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 342 MB | Filesonic
XX Century Classical | Released: 1996 | Label: RCA

George Antheil (July 8, 1900 – February 12, 1959) was an American avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor. A self-described "Bad Boy of Music", his modernist compositions amazed and appalled listeners in Europe and the US during the 1920s with its cacophonous celebration of mechanical devices. Returning permanently to the US in the 1930s, he turned to writing film-scores in Hollywood and his various compositions for the concert hall, the ballet and films became more tonal. This immaculately programmed and performed album is an excellent introduction to the compositional bad boy George Antheil, who once brought a gun to one of his performances, inspiring the phrase "ne tirez pas sur le pianiste".
George Antheil: Dreams; Piano Concerto No. 2; Serenade No. 2 (2006)

George Antheil - Dreams; Piano Concerto No. 2; Serenade No. 2 (2006)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & LOG) | 324 MB

Classical CD Review
Bad boy, bad boy. Whatcha gonna do? During the Twenties, George Antheil flared across the musical sky of Paris with a series of brilliant, highly experimental works like the Ballet mécanique and the "Airplane" Sonata. Music critics and philosophers published important articles about him. Ezra Pound tapped him as his "musical advisor," and took part (on the drum) in a performance of Antheil's Violin Sonata No. 2. Aaron Copland wrote, memorably, that Antheil "had Paris by the ear." Not too shabby for a boy from New Jersey. By the end of the decade, however, Antheil's star had dimmed. He had a restless mind and had begun what would be a lifelong journey to find another style. He felt the influences of Stravinsky and, later, Shostakovich. But Paris wanted more shock, and in the United States, to which he had returned, his radical works were held against him. He became known as the "airplane-propeller man," as if Ballet mécanique were the only thing he had written. The Piano Concerto No. 2 of 1926 is Antheil's first big work after the radical period. Here, one feels the powerful and obvious influence of Stravinsky's 1923 Concerto for Piano and Winds. It has the gravitas of the Stravinsky, without the thickness, and it's chock-full of great ideas, provocative takes on Bach's keyboard music that, Stravinsky aside, are at least ten years ahead of their time. In the Serenade No. 2, the thematic economy we saw in the piano concerto comes across as even tighter.

George Antheil: The Lost Sonatas (2003)  

Posted by hopscotch at Dec. 27, 2008
George Antheil: The Lost Sonatas (2003)

George Antheil - The Lost Sonatas (2003)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 183 MB

Just as John Cage was probably the most notorious American composer of the post-war twentieth century, George Antheil was the most notorious of the pre-war era. As a musical rebel with a cause, Antheil’s succés de scandale was astonishing, making him the rival of Stravinsky and Satie. As with Cage, Antheil’s eagerness to foment revolution came from his daring instrumentation, surprising pronouncements, and anti-establishment attitudes. Works like the Ballet mécanique–scored for 16 mechanical pianos, airplane propellers, percussion, and siren–literally blew people away and caused riots in the concert halls. For a guy who thought development was irrelevant and repetition everything, the seed of avant-garde is repackaged in its raw form to be intermittently presented here, then dropped there, only to be re-presented elsewhere.
George Antheil - String Quartets - Mondriaan String Quartet (1990)

George Antheil - String Quartets - Mondriaan String Quartet (1990)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 256 Mb
Classical | Etcetera KTC 1093

George Antheil - Bad Boy's Piano Music (1995)  

Posted by basa005 at April 5, 2011
George Antheil - Bad Boy's Piano Music (1995)

George Antheil - Bad Boy's Piano Music (1995)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 160 Mb
Classical | col legno WWE 1CD 31880

George Antheil – Symphonies nos. 4 & 5 (2000)  

Posted by d'Avignon at Feb. 1, 2011
George Antheil – Symphonies nos. 4 & 5 (2000)

George Antheil – Symphonies nos. 4 & 5 (2000)
Classical/Early 20th Century | APE lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h03m | 303mb
Label: CPO | cat. no. 999 706-02

George Antheil – Symphony no. 3 etc. (2004)  

Posted by d'Avignon at Jan. 21, 2011
George Antheil – Symphony no. 3 etc. (2004)

George Antheil – Symphony no. 3 etc. (2004)
Classical/Early 20th Century | APE lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h01m | 313mb
Label: CPO | cat. no. CPO 777 040-2

Erik Satie - George Antheil - Piano Pictures (1998)  

Posted by basa005 at Jan. 21, 2011
Erik Satie - George Antheil - Piano Pictures (1998)

Erik Satie - George Antheil - Piano Pictures (1998)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER NO BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 154 Mb
Classical | col legno WWE 1CD 20010

From subtle irony to direct provocation: Satie, the complacent gentleman with a hat and goatee, meets the "pianist-futurist" Antheil.