Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
George Antheil: Piano Con... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by BookBusterz
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The CD is near flawless and like new. The case is free of cracks and contains only a few minor imperfections.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • George Antheil: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; a Jazz Symphony; Jazz Sonata
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

George Antheil: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; a Jazz Symphony; Jazz Sonata


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, February 21, 2006
"Please retry"
$16.76
$7.98 $2.05
$16.76 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
listen  1. Piano Concerto No. 121:38Album Only
listen  2. Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Moderato 9:49Album Only
listen  3. Piano Concerto No. 2: II. Largo 5:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Piano Concerto No. 2: III. Allegro 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. A Jazz Symphony 8:03Album Only
listen  6. Jazz Sonata, "Piano Sonata No. 4" 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Dreams (version for piano): Dreams: VII. Can-Can (version for piano) 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Sonatina fur Radio 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Death of Machines, "Sonata No. 3" 3:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Little Shimmy 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 


Frequently Bought Together

George Antheil: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; a Jazz Symphony; Jazz Sonata + Symphony 3: American + Anthiel: Symphonies 1 & 6
Price for all three: $50.77

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 21, 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CPO
  • ASIN: B000E0VNRK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,894 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J Scott Morrison HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 19, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I've been neither hot nor cold about the music of Antheil's I've heard before. And I wasn't prepared to like this issue all that much. But it knocked my socks off. I tend to like French-influenced music from early in the twentieth-century and these pieces certainly fill that bill. There is the clarity of texture, quartal harmonies, and insouciance so common in music of Ravel and Les Six. But, more, these works are quintessentially American in the impression they make. One hears echoes of Copland and Bernstein (although the latter came after the pieces heard here -- one wonders if the dance music for 'West Side Story' was influenced by Bernstein's familiarity with the Jazz Symphony). Another composer whose jazzy solo piano music comes to mind is Erwin Schulhoff. And finally there are echoes of Kurt Weill's intentionally awkward, loose-jointed style in places. Altogether marvelous stuff, this music; I'm grateful to cpo for issuing this disc.

It is rare that music makes me laugh out loud, but I guffawed a number of times, especially in the solo piano pieces -- Jazz Sonata, Can-Can, Sonatina, Death of Machines, and Little Shimmy -- by the unexpectedly eccentric rhythms and harmonies, all jazz-inflected. The same is a little less so in the two piano concertos and the Jazz Symphony (which is a piano concerto in all but name because of the important obbligato piano part).

German pianist Markus Becker, with whom I was unfamiliar, has the full measure of these pieces and he is given expert support by the NDR Radio Philharmonic under Eiji Oue. There is an immediacy to the recorded sound that is lifelike.

TT=65:38

Scott Morrison
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Debra Jan Bibel TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 14, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
American composer George Antheil (1900-1959) was a maverick with a flair for the wild. Most of his works were scored in the 1920s, a period of wide exploration in all the arts. Antheil's style is a crazy quilt, a collage, brief quasi quotations of other composer's styles and tunes. There is a method to this madness, there is a higher order to the chaos and nonsense of lower elements.* His music provides excitement of the unexpected yet familiar. In the first piece, Piano Concerto No. 1, we may catch a Firebird flight, a Petrushka somersault, a Debussy impression, a passage of dissonance, a tale of rhythmic chords. One theme quickly follows another, as walking fast along the corridors of a music school's practice rooms, with each student playing a different composition, a different instrument. The playfulness and "monkey-mind" absence of focus takes a turn to a more darker, more tone consistent side in the second piano concerto. At first, it seems united in some statement, but soon we realize that that it is folly; we are fooled by the somberness, the pretense, and the crescendos, to be awakened halfway in the first movement by a romp of symphonic devices and instrumental colors. The second movement has gravity, much ado signifying nothing, and the concerto's final movement is a lively, cheerful staccato. The concerti are followed with A Jazz Symphony of merely 8 minutes! Originally scored for expanded jazz chamber band and reworked in 1955 for a regular symphonic orchestra, the piece opens with a Latin American dance and later incorporates jazz blue notes, 20's style Charleston rhythms, "dirty" trumpets, a hodge-podge of quotes and touches of Chavez, Villa-Lobos, Gershwin, and Milhaud, and concludes with a grand sweeping waltz worthy of an old movie.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David A. Wend on January 21, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The works on this disc are from George Antheil's "ultramodern" period when he wanted to make as big a splash as possible in the post World War I music world. From the outset of his career in Europe, Antheil set out to be a pianist-composer. From his first recital in London in 1922 he concluded his concerts of Chopin, Debussy with his own ultra modern works. There were various reactions to Antheil's machine-like rhythms from admiration to riots.

The Piano Concerto No. 1 was written in Berlin in 1922 and was influenced by the music of Igor Stravinsky. The concerto is a mix of astringent rhythms and percussive effects mixed with more reflective passages. The orchestration is very effective and Antheil uses a xylophone, gong and includes jazzy elements that make the concerto quite an original work aside from his homage to Stravinsky.

The Piano Concerto No. 2 comes from 1926 and has a more lyrical approach than the earlier work. The concerto is a neoclassical homage to Bach, utilizing the keyboard music as inspiration. It is scored for a small orchestra and consists of three movements played together: overture, aria and toccata. The influence of Stravinsky is present but I also think of the French music of the period as well. There are almost too many ideas in the concerto that makes it a bit disorganized, as if Antheil just linked his melodies without care. Overall, the Second Concerto may not have the drive of the first but the music is cheerful with an abrupt ending when the music just stops.

The Jazz Symphony was written in 1924 but the version recorded here is from 1955 when Antheil expanded the orchestration. It was the composer's contribution to George Whiteman's "Second Experiment in Modern Music" in 1925.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
George Antheil: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; a Jazz Symphony; Jazz Sonata
This item: George Antheil: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; a Jazz Symphony; Jazz Sonata
Price: $16.99 $16.76
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com