George Antheil

The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress - George Antheil: Ballet Mecanique (1992) Reissue 2010

George Antheil - Ballet Mécanique (1992) Reissue 2010
A Jazz Symphony; Second Sonata for Violin, Piano and Drum; String Quartet No.1
A recreation of the Carnegie Hall concert from 1927
The New Palais Royale Orchestra & Percussion Ensemble; conducted by Maurice Peress
Rex Lawson, pianola; Ivan Davis, piano; Mendelssohn String Quartet
Randall Hodgkinson, piano; Charles Castleman, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Early Avant-Garde | Label: Nimbus | # NI 2567 | Time: 01:00:54

George Antheil's avant-garde signature piece, the Ballet Méchanique, created riots in Paris at the Theatre Champs Elysees in June of 1926, and the following April in New York's Carnegie Hall. Even though it was the focus of one of the most written about events in 20th century American music history, it was not to be heard again for 62 years, until American conductor and musicologist Maurice Peress searched out the original score and restaged the 1927 concert in the very same Carnegie Hall on July 12, 1989. This world premiere recording now makes it possible to hear the original which contained Antheil's most advanced ideas; a futurist, machine-age, ragtime inspired music, of a complexity beyond human playing capabilities and a conception beyond most music composed in 1925.
Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets: Philip Glass, Bernard Herrmann, George Antheil, Ralph Evans (2008)

Fine Arts Quartet - Four American Quartets (2008)
Philip Glass - Bernard Herrmann - George Antheil - Ralph Evans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: Naxos | # 8.559354 | Time: 01:02:25

This recording gathers four string quartets by American composers who are widely divergent in style and manner, and who have made a distinctive and personal contribution to this endlessly re-inventive format. Ralph Evans is more familiar as a performer than composer. Finally completed in 1995, his First String Quartet is written in a non-derivative style, with tuneful melodies, lively counterpoint and piquant harmonies. Philip Glass has completed five mature quartets, his Second Quartet deriving from a theatrical presentation of Samuel Beckett’s prose poem Company. The self-styled ‘bad boy of American music’, George Antheil wrote three string quartets, the third of which is permeated by a folk-music ambience. Best remembered for his film scores, Bernard Herrmann had not released a concert work for 25 years when he wrote Echoes. Its title applies to the thematic connections unobtrusively linking the ten sections of this one-movement piece.

George Antheil - Piano Concertos  Music

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  Music

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 - 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)  Music

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 - Fighting the Waves  Music

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 – Symphonies nos. 4 & 5 (2000)  Music

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)  Music

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)  Music

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.