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American Highways

vr 20 feb 2015 18:00 uur

AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #06: Birth of a Bad Boy.
George Antheil was known as the Bad Boy of Music. Where did he come from, and how did he end up in Paris, the musical star of the lost generation? Follow this enfant terrible from Trenton to the concert halls of Europe…
In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us George, the baseball-playing, all-american kid, who became a world-famous bad boy. His entertaining first symphony and his early wild piano pieces set the stage for musical acheivements to come.

Theme Music:
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984):
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.
1. George Antheil. Sonatina für Radio (1921).
Guy Livingston, piano.
WERGO 67622
2. James Scott. Ragtime Oriole.
Roger Shields, Piano. 
VoxBox 3027
3. George Antheil. Symphony 1. (1921):
a. Innocente (7:48) 
b. Vivo, all zingaresco. poi ragtime (9:35) 
c. Doloroso Elevato (7:39) 
d. Ragtime (6:09)
Radio Sinfonie Orchester Frankfurt olv. Hugh Wolff.
CPO 999604-2
4. George Antheil.
Sonate Sauvage – A la nègre (1923).
Guy Livingston, piano.
WER 66612
5. George and Ira Gershwin. Fascinating Rhythm.
Eric Stern, conductor. Steven Blier and John Musto, pianos.
Electra Nonesuch 7559-79308-2
6. George Antheil. Golden Bird (1921).
Guy Livingston, piano.
WERGO 67622
7. George Antheil.
Overture from Transatlantic (1929).
Guy Livingston, piano.
WERGO 67622

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