GEORGE ANTHEIL (1900-1959): A Jazz Symphony for 3 Pianos and Orchestra (original 1925 version), Piano Concerto No. 1, Capital of the World Suite, Archipelago.
Catalogue Number: 06S061
Description: Of the three least-recorded items here, the single-movement concerto of 1922 is influenced by the Stravinsky of Petrushka and Le Sacre. Iberianisms are the musical currency in 1953's Capital of the World. Virgil Thomson called the latter work, a ballet inspired by Hemingway's short story of the same name, "the most original, striking and powerful American ballet score with which I am acquainted". Archipelago is a no-holds-barred 1935 rumba which could have been written by Milhaud. Frank Dupree (piano), Adrian Brendle, Uram Kim (pianos 2 & 3), Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Karl-Heinz Steffens.