Piano Sonata No 4 ‘Jazz Sonata’. composer. George Antheil () remarkable Sonata No 2 is a convincing integration of classical form with jazz. Anyone attempting to talk about the Jazz Sonata on a deeply analytical level isn’t playing with a full deck. Aside from pointing out that it shares a good deal of its. George Antheil: Jazz Sonata. Be the first to review this product. Pf. SKU: GSPSCO?Share. $ Qty: Add to Cart. Add to Wishlist ยท Add to Compare.

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Using knowledge of jasz gained from her first husband โ€” munitions manufacturer Friedrich Mandl โ€” Antheil and Lamarr developed the idea of using frequency hopping: Patent 2, was granted to Antheil and “Hedy Kiesler Markey”, Lamarr’s married name at the time. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

August Learn how and when to remove this template message. The book may have done Antheil more harm than good, and the composer was to distance himself from it in his memoir.

Pound introduced Antheil to Jean Cocteauwho in turn helped launch Antheil into the musical salons of Paris, and commissioned him to write three violin sonatas for his companion, Anttheil Rudge. He spent a year in Berlin, planning to work with Artur Schnabeland gave concerts in BudapestVienna, and at the Donaueschingen Festival. Inhe premiered his first opera Transatlantic.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Other recordings available for download. In the fall ofAntheil took advantage of a chance meeting to introduce himself to his idol Stravinsky in Berlin. On 11 AugustU.


The concert featured works by Claude Debussy and Stravinsky, as well as his own compositions. George Antheils amerikanische Kindheit”, trans. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. InAntheil and the actress Hedy Lamarr developed a radio guidance system for Allied snoata that used a code stored on a punched paper tape to synchronise random frequencies, referred to as frequency hoppingwith a receiver and transmitter.

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The plodding stride bass line now and then overshoots its expected span, outlining a devilish tritone instead of the expected perfect fifth; catchy hemiola in the melody seems unable to reorient itself to the original meter; the final ascent leads dramatically up to a cadence which never appears. In a State of Jazz. Paris hadn’t had such a good time since the premiere of Stravinsky’s Sacre du Printemps.

Antheil wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper relationship advice column, as well as regular columns in magazines such as Esquire and Coronet. He suggested glandular extracts, but their conversation then moved on to torpedoes.

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However these radio-controlled torpedoes could easily be detected and jammed, by broadcasting interference at the frequency of the control signal, thereby causing the torpedo to go off course.

Archived from the original on September 27, His financial situation was not helped by Mrs.

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This may have diminished his chances for success in his native country. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the late s, Antheil moved to Germany, where he worked as assistant musical director of the Stadttheater in Berlin, and wrote music for the ballet and theatre. Besides writing scores for movies, he continued to compose other music, including for ballet [48] and six symphonies; his later works were in a more romantic style and influenced by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, as well as American music including jazz.


InPound published Antheil and the Treatise on Harmonyas part of his campaign to boost Antheil’s reputation. The harmonic language of Milhaud or Poulenc is a few shades less dissonant than Antheil ‘s; while the former two frequently employ polytonally — that is, more than one key simultaneously — Antheil ‘s harmonic palette borders on polyatonality, the right hand just beyond the enclosure of one key, the left straining the envelope of another.

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Anderson described Antheil as short with an oddly shaped nose, who played “a compelling mechanical music”, and used “the piano exclusively as an instrument of percussion, making it sound like a xylophone or a cymballo.

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This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat Other works in somata group included atheil Sonata Sauvage โ€”3 and subsequently Third Sonata, “Death of Machines””Mechanisms” circaboth composed in Europe. He became increasingly dependent on more independent producers such as Ben Hecht to give him work, such as Angels Over Broadway and Specter of the Rose The breach devastated Antheil, and was not ultimately repaired untilwhen Stravinsky sent the family tickets to a concert he was giving in Hollywood.

Around this time, von Sternberg introduced Antheil to his patron of the next two decades:

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