George Antheil

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Antheil was the first American modernist to attain fame in Europe through his "mechanistic" piano pieces and Ballet mécanique.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
The Airplane Sonata, for piano (a.k.a. "Second Sonata"), W. 40 1921 Keyboard
Sonata, for violin & piano No. 1, W. 130 1923 Chamber Music
A Jazz Symphony, for piano & jazz orchestra (revised version), W. 157b 1955 Orchestral Symphony
Ballet mécanique, for 4 pianos, 2 electric bells, 2 airplane propellers & percussion (1953 revision), W. 156c 1953 Miscellaneous (Classical)
La Femme 100 Têtes, preludes (45) for piano inspired by etchings of Max Ernst, W. 60 1933 Keyboard
Little Shimmy, for piano, W. 45 1923 Keyboard
Valentine Waltzes (11), for piano, W. 74 1949 Keyboard
Death of Machines, for piano (a.k.a. "Third Piano Sonata"), W. 42 1923 Keyboard
Sonata, for violin, piano & drums No. 2, W. 131 1923 Chamber Music
Jazz Sonata, for piano (a.k.a. "Piano Sonata No. 4", i.e. the first "No. 4"), W. 43 1922 Keyboard
Symphony No. 4 ("1942"), W. 177 1942 Symphony
Sonata Sauvage, for piano, W. 41 1922 Keyboard
A Jazz Symphony, for piano & jazz orchestra (original version), W. 157a 1925 Orchestral
Ballet mécanique, for pianola, W. 156a 1924 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Sonata, for piano No. 4 (the second "No. 4"), W. 71 1948 Keyboard
Sonata, for trumpet & piano, W. 143 1951 Chamber Music
Sonatina für Radio, for piano, W. 58 1929 Keyboard
Ballet mécanique, for pianola, 2 pianos, 3 airplane propellers, siren & percussion, W. 156b 1926 Miscellaneous (Classical)
Capital of the World, ballet for orchestra, W. 249 1952 Ballet
McKonkey's Ferry (Washington at Trenton); A Concert Overture, for orchestra, W. 188 1948 Orchestral
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