Trenton, 8. Juli 1900 - New York City, 12. Februar 1959
"Time is the canvas of music rather than tonality, atonality or no tonality at all."
George Antheil, 1950
George Antheil created in 1925 an exceptional work for 16 pianolas and percussion instruments: his Ballet Mécanique - Ballet pour Instruments Mécaniques et Percussion, which caused a huge scandal at the premiere in Paris. Antheil - the "Bad Boy of Music" - continued to compose for piano again and again. A fascinating document is his own recording of his "Valentine Waltzes" for piano from the year 1949. This is the only surviving piano recording with the composer playing himself.
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