• CPO5551962 Katalognummer
  • 761203519620 EAN
  • CD Format
  • 2019 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen

Dirigent
Haimor, Fawzi

Komponist
Antheil, George

Ensemble
Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen

Sjanger
Orkester

Plateselskap
CPO

Sporliste

Antheil, George:
Serenades Nos 1 & 2 for string orchestra;
The Golden Bird;
Dreams, Ballet music

Produktbeskrivelse

New George Antheil Release
The life story of the American composer and pianist George Antheil is the
tale of a multiple taming. Almost a hundred years ago the young Antheil set
out to conquer Europe with his »ultramodern« piano compositions and soon
came to regard himself as the enfant terrible of contemporary music. His
early concerts created sensational public scandals; audience members
laughed and exchanged blows when he performed, and the press corps
polarized the public. However, Antheil soon exhausted his potential for
provocation: he became older, tamer, and more considerate, experienced
bitter defeats, energetically and repeatedly got back on his feet, and on
his return to the United States developed a style that interested some of
the most renowned conductors in his native America – because with it he
appealed effectively and originally to a broad public. The present
production follows the winding path taken by this composer with four
standout works exemplifying his various creative periods. Golden Bird
(1921), an exotically instrumented miniature of »Chinese coloration,« is
followed by the iridescent music for the ballet Dreams (1934), which
Antheil wrote in response to a commission from the famous choreographer
George Balanchine. The two Serenades (1947-48) show us a composer of
digestible and easily graspable music who was searching for a genuine
»American tone« and during the course of his life learned that modesty can
be a key to success.

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