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George Antheil

Publisher: G. Schirmer

A Jazz Symphony (1955 version) (1955)
Publisher
Weintraub Music
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
Large Orchestra
Year Composed
1955
Duration
6 Minutes
Programme Note
George Antheil A Jazz Symphony (1955 version) (1955)
Antheil’s Jazz Symphony was composed in 1925 on a commission from Paul Whiteman and premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1927.

Quoting Joplin and Stravinsky and calling upon the trumpeter to employ "all the tricks of the trade," Antheil creates a wholly original and inimitable musical score that once and for all marries jazz to the concert orchestra. Virtuosic piano solos look ahead to the post-bebop "free" jazz of the 60s.


  • Conductor
    Maurice Peress
    Nimbus:
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Reviews
“A Jazz Symphony” sounds like wrong-note Leroy Anderson, only better, and irresistible.
Richard Dyer, The Globe,01/04/1997
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