BBC Philharmonic: music by George Antheil live from Salford
Stuart Flinders presents a live invitation concert in which the BBC Philharmonic and conductor John Storgards celebrate the self-styled 'bad boy of music', George Antheil.
Stuart Flinders presents a live invitation concert in which the BBC Philharmonic and chief guest conductor, John Storgårds, celebrate the self-styled "bad boy of music", George Antheil. Antheil's 'mechanistic' works made him the rage of the 1920s Parisian artistic community and 'bad boy' of the music scene
Antheil's First Symphony, "Zingaresca", dates from his early twenties. In 1922 Antheil announced that jazz was "one of the greatest artistic landmarks of modern art" and this symphony is a prime example of the way in which he incorporated the sounds and styles of jazz into classical music
Commissioned in 1952 to write music for a ballet based on a Hemingway short story, Antheil flavours his Capital of the World suite with American, Russian and Spanish influences
Capital of the World suite
Symphony no. 1 "Zingaresca"
John Storgårds, conductor.