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Antheil the Futurist

Liner Notes for Antheil the Futurist In 1920, a brash young composer from New Jersey named George Antheil decided to be the “most ultra” of the avant-garde, quarreled with his teachers, and transformed himself into a concert pianist. His cousin Robert Antheil remembered many years later: “At that time George

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The Lost Sonatas of George Antheil

Sotto Voce with Fist: The Story of Antheil’s “Lost” Sonatas Just as John Cage was probably the most notorious American composer of the post-war twentieth century, George Antheil was the most notorious of the pre-war era. Antheil’s succés de scandale was astonishing, making him the rival of Stravinsky and Satie.

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Winter Music

Recorded under the supervision of John Cage in 1991, and directed by Stephen Drury, with the Caluthumpian Consort, recorded for Mode Records at Jordan Hall (New England Conservatory), Boston. Pianists include Alanna Battat, Guy Livingston (arrangement) and Joanna Kovitz…

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Don’t Panic: sixty seconds for piano

“Daring to be New” —Allan Kozinn, The New York Times “All about risk” —Sports Illustrated “Bravura emblematic of the richness than one minute can hold… A postmodern fantasy.. Superbly shows off Guy Livingston’s vocal and fingerwork virtuosity.” —Le Monde “The composers create radical and independent worlds, full of charm or

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One Minute More

“a feast for the eye and for the ear” — Radio 4, Holland Sixty Videos, Sixty Composers, Sixty World Premieres by and for Guy Livingston “What if 60 composers from 18 countries each wrote 60 seconds for solo piano?” Don’t Panic! Livingston handles the show with an expert vison and masterful

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Dada at the Movies

What is Dada? On July 8, 1923, the Parisian Dadaists organized the most famous Dada event ever. Everybody who was anybody was on the program that night: a play by Tristan Tzara, films by Man Ray and Hans Richter, live music by George Antheil, Erik Satie, and Darius Milhaud. During

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