The Bad Boy of Music

May 27, 2017
 
George Antheil in 1922

George Antheil in 1922

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George Antheil, whose cacophonic "Ballet Mechanique" caused a riot in Paris, earned in the 1920s the role of "The Bad Boy of Music," a phrase which became in the 1940s the title of his name-dropping autobiography. Calming down in the 1940s, he contributed symphonies to the Harris/Copland tradition.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will look at his multifaceted life and music. 


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