GEORGE ANTHEIL (1900-1959): Piano Sonatas No. 1 "Sonate Sauvage"*, No. 2 "The Airplane", No. 3 "Death of Machines", No. 4 "Jazz Sonata" and No. 5, Sonatina for Radio, Valses profanes with an Introduction of Fireworks*, Golden Bird after Brancusi, Swell Music, Little Shimmy, For Merle, Overture* & Tango from the Opera Transatlantic, Serpent mécanique* for Piano Six Hands (arr. Guy Livingston), Suite for Piano Four Hands.
Catalogue Number: 12P057
Reference: WER 6762 2
Description: "Antheil the Futurist" is the title and almost all of his transgressive, in-your-face compositions with their "shocking" appropriation of American popular music, barbaric percussive playing techniques and modernist juxtapositions were done in Berlin from 1921-23. Several first recordings here, including a new version of the Sonate Sauvage with a previously missing movement and using the manuscript which has numerous differences from the published score. World Premiere Recordings - * Guy Livingston (piano), Philippe Keler (four hands), Stephane Leach (six hands).