Bad Boy of Music
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If you like Ives and Gershwin, then listen to this American "bad boy."

As Joseph Fennimore writes in his notes for this very well documented CD, "Ms. Verbit is the first pianist to have undertaken the Olympian task of deciphering and recording these early pieces of Antheil. She uniquely has the requisite tenacity, skill and resources for the task. Dedication is the word. Her researches have been thorough, her relationship with Antheil becoming deeply personal even though they never met. Everything about him that could be known, she has learnt. When she refers to Antheil as "George," one has the feeling he asked her to call him that."
Contents:
George Antheil, composer
Airplane Sonata
Marthanne Verbit, piano


George Antheil, composer
Sonata Sauvage
Marthanne Verbit, piano


George Antheil, composer
La Femme 100 Têtes after Max Ernst
Marthanne Verbit, piano


George Antheil, composer
Little Shimmy
Marthanne Verbit, piano


George Antheil, composer
Tango from the opera Transatlantic
Marthanne Verbit, piano


George Antheil, composer
Sonata No. 4
Marthanne Verbit, piano


George Antheil, composer
Valentine Waltzes
Marthanne Verbit, piano

Review:
"Now we can sample the real Antheil in early and late works minus the distractions of the industrial paraphernalia, thanks to this glittering prize from Albany Records. Good recording, suitably brilliant piano playing, and communicative notes cannot obscure the highly variable quality of the music... Marthanne Verbit misses nothing. This is a great disc for anyone tempted by Americana off the beaten track." (Classic CD)
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