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The Bad Boy of Music?

Orchestral music by
George Antheil -
enjoyed by
GERALD FENECH

'Karl-Heinz Steffens and his German troops are passionate advocates of Antheil's cause, and performances are full of engaging expressiveness and technical finesse.'

Modern Times - George Antheil. © 2017 Deutschlandradio / SWR / Capriccio

The American composer George Antheil (1900-1959) was no different in his musical language than, say, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern or a host of other twentieth century names. But for some hidden reason, he was dubbed the 'Bad Boy of Music'. Strangely enough, he himself might have been the real reason for being labeled as such, if only for having the audacity to challenge his audience with works that he well knew could cause an uproar. Listening to his music, I find nothing so weird that cannot be accepted as today's norm...

Copyright © 3 July 2017 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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MODERN TIMES - GEORGE ANTHEIL

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CAPRICCIO

GERMANY

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

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