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George Antheil

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George Antheil

George Antheil was first played on NTS on 15 January 2016. Songs played include Ballet Mecanique.

George Carl Johann Antheil (1900–1959) was a U.S. composer and pianist.

Born in Trenton New Jersey on July 8, 1900, Antheil’s best-known composition is Ballet Mécanique (1924). The “ballet” was about thirty minutes long, originally conceived as the musical accompaniment to the film of the same name by Dudley Murphy and Fernand Léger. Eventually the film makers and composers chose to let their creations evolve separately, although the film credits still included Antheil. Ballet Mécanique premiered as concert music in Paris in 1926. The onstage airplane propeller blew off…

Ballet Mecanique
George Antheil
Columbia Masterworks1955
Ballet Mecanique
George AntheilColumbia Masterworks1955