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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

George Antheil:
Capital of the World suite
Symphony no. 1 "Zingaresca"

BBC Philharmonic
John Storgårds, conductor.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Antheil

    McKonkey's Ferry Overture

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • George Antheil

    Golden Bird

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • George Antheil

    Capital of the World: suite

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • George Antheil

    Nocturne in skyrockets

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • George Antheil

    Symphony No.1

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: John Storgårds.
  • Claire Victoria Roberts

    Blue Lab

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: B. Tommy Andersson.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Philharmonic

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