«Antheil: Piano Music, Volume One: Late Works, 1939-195555”
Berceuse for Thomas Montgomery Newman,
The Ben Hecht Valses,
Waltzes from Volpone,
Piano Sonata No. 5,
Carnival of the Beautiful Dresses,
Musical Picture of a Friend,
Mother’s Day Piece.
Judy Pang (Piano).
The American composer George Antheil (1900–59) enjoyed the sobriquet ‘the Bad Boy of Music’ thanks to the mechanistic scores of his early career. This anthology of piano music from the last twenty years of his life reveals a muse that could also be affectionate, flirtatious and capricious – but the ‘Bad Boy’ occasionally re-emerged, as in the diabolical mischief of the wild, peppery, Prokofievan toccatas also recorded here.