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Posted October 1, 2010
Antheil's First Symphony finally recorded!
As the notes to this CD point out, Antheil's symphonies have a troubled history. Like other composers, Antheil's workbench was rather messy, and it has been hard for G.Schirmer to produce the materials to bring much of Antheil's works to the public. The first symphony's recording is a cause for celebration, because it has not been heard for many years. It is a fascinating work, as is the 6th which is more of a wartime work as the 1st is one of those experimental 20's works that tries to be tradional plus forward-looking. Hugh Wolff really has done us a service along with CPO and the Frankfurt orchestra in providing good performances and demonstration-quality sound. Now,how about some American orchestras playing and recording this stuff too????Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.