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George Antheil - Bad Boy's Piano Music
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George Antheil
Bad Boy's Piano Music

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Fireworks and the Profane Waltzes - Fireworks 01:04 Share
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- Tempo di Valse 01:09 Share
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- over sentimental - exaggerated 02:25 Share
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The Golden Bird, after Brancusi 04:43 Share
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Second Sonata The Airplane - Lent - first movement 02:31 Share
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- Andante moderato 02:45 Share
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Jazz Sonata (Sonata No. 4) 01:33 Share
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Mechanisms 12:50 Share
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Third Sonata Death of Machines 01:50 Share
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(Little) Shimmy 01:33 Share
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Sonata Sauvage - Niggers. Allegro vivo - joyeuse marcato, à la nègre 02:45 Share
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- Snakes. (Lento) - Prestissimo - Lento 05:07 Share
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- Ivory. Moderato - Xylophonic. Prestissimo 00:49 Share
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Sonata V 02:55 Share
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Sonatina für Radio 03:55 Share
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Sonatina 1932 04:17 Share
Total Time 52:11
George Antheil was not only always ahead of his time; he was also an alert contemporary and ready to take in all artistic trends of the first half of the 20th century. There was hardly a kind of music he wasn't aware of, hardly a madness he didn't take part in, and hardly a scandal he missed, or missed to cause. All his personal entanglements are certainly reflected in his compositions – and we wouldn't expect any less from him; but his continuing reputation as a genuinely unique character is nevertheless mainly owed to his intangible polystylistics and, similar to Satie, his absolutely non-conformist compositional style. Especially his works for piano dating from the years 1919 to 1932 seem like a concentrate of his creative energies and, moreover, of his compositional life: from the slightly impressionist Fireworks and the Profane Waltzes, to the genuinely jazzy Jazz Sonata or the Sonata Sauvage, which describes a possible fierce future with the ease of a sleepwalker. And: Benedikt Koehlen demonstrates his truly playful approach to these unique works for piano.

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