BIOGS & CREDITS
 
The Original American In Paris
Material used in or researched for the programme
as at 1988

These booklists are reconstructed from notes that I made while researching the programme at that time and have not been updated to include recent CDs. However there is a comprehensive Antheil website & Wikipedia (20081). I have no further info, so please don't email me. The information is given here for others to follow up if they so wish.

The discs quoted are all vinyl. The BBC recordings refered to are ones which I made by programming Antheil's music into an Atari 1040 running Pro24, which was then output as MIDI data into the Yamaha Disklavier (a MIDI controlled acoustic piano) which played the music.

There was a pleasant irony in this since Antheil's Ballet Mécanique had made pioneering use of the player-piano - indeed his original intentions for the piece had been defeated by available technology, and had he had the equipment available in 1988 he could have achieved what he had wanted.

This was the first broadcast use made of the Disklavier. Nobody who has heard the recordings has any idea that it isn't a live pianist.

Discography
Airplane Sonata
Maxwell Steer
BBC rec
Airplane Sonata
Roger Shields
VOX SVBX 5303 A
Ballet Mécanique
Charles Amirkhanian
Pianola Recording
Ballet Mécanique
de Leeuw + Netherlands Wind Ens
Telefunken 6.42196
Ballet Mécanique
Surinach + NY Perc Gp
Columbia ML 4956
Capital of the World
Disc
Death of Machines
Maxwell Steer
BBC rec
Jazz Sonata
Maxwell Steer
BBC rec
Jazz Symphony
de Leeuw +
Netherlands Wind Ens
Telefunken 6.42196
La Femme 100 Tetes after Max Ernst
David Albee
Capitol CTL 7081
CRI SD 502
Nightpiece
Aria by James Joyce
Nancy Hadden, sop
Maxwell Steer, pno
BBC rec
Piano Sonata IV
Frederick Marvin
ALCO ALP 1007
Sonata Sauvage
Maxwell Steer
BBC rec
Symphony IV
Goossens + LSO
Everest LPBR 6013
Symphony V
Haefner + VPO
SPA 16
Symphony V
Duffallo + Lousiville
SOLS-770
Violin Sonata 1
Beths + de Leeuw
Telefunken 6.42196
Violin Sonata 2
Beths + de Leeuw
Telefunken 6.42196

Bibliography

Margaret Anderson
My 30 Years' War
US
George Antheil
Bad Boy of Music
Hurst & Blackett
George Antheil
Death In The Dark
Faber, UK
George Antheil
Unpublished Letters
Library of Congress
George Antheil
Fiction, memoirs & Lonely Hearts advice
ESQUIRE magazine 1938 - 1954
Aaron Copland
Modern Music III/3
US 1926
Donald Friede
Mechanical Angel
Knopf 1948
Bravig Imbs
Confessions of another young man
Henkle Yewdale House NYC 1938
Eugene Jolas
quoted in The Left Bank revisited (ed H Ford)
Penn State UP
Mrs Curtis Bok
Unpublished Letters
Library of Congress
Ezra Pound
Antheil & The Treatise on Harmony
Critical Ed w commentary by Ned Rorem
Ezra Pound
Guide to Kulchur
New Directions Books NY
Ezra Pound
The Criterion II/7 Ap 1924c
quoted in Whitesitt
Ezra Pound
Unpublished Letters
Library of Congress
Irving Schwerké
quoted in The Left Bank revisited (ed H Ford)
Penn'a State U Press
Caesar Searchinger
Der Querschnitt IV (1924)
quoted in Whitesitt
Virgil Thomson
Virgil Thomson
Knopf
TIME Mag
XLIII /9
Linda Whitesitt
George Antheil
US
William C Williams
transition III (1928)
quoted in Whitesitt

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