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Title
Symphony no 3 "American"
Composer
George Antheil 1900-1959
Conductor
Hugh Wolff
Performer
Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt
Publisher
CPO, 2004
1 cd
Recording date
2001
Playing time
01:01:21
EAN
0761203704026
CDR
AEX1928
Placing suggestion
00 - Orkest (NBLC) K1 - Orkest (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 4 times in Flemish libraries

About George Antheil

George Antheil (; July 8, 1900 – February 12, 1959) was an American avant-garde composer, pianist, author, and inventor whose modernist musical compositions explored the modern sounds – musical, industrial, and mechanical – of the early 20th century.

Spending much of the 1920s in Europe, Antheil returned to the US in the 1930s, and thereafter spent much of his time composing music for films, and eventually, television. As a result of this work, his style became more tonal. A man of diverse interests and talents, Antheil was constantly reinventing himself. He wrote magazine articles (one accurately predicted the development and outcome of World War II), an autobiography, a mystery novel, and newspaper and music columns.

In 1941, Antheil and the actress Hedy Lamarr developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes that used a code (stored on a punched paper tape) to synchronise random frequencies, referred to as fre…Read more on Wikipedia

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