The collection consists of George Antheil?s correspondence. All, but one of the letters, are photocopies, the dates range
from 1920 to 1959. The materials were collected by Charles Amirkhanian.
George Antheil was born on July 8, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied briefly with Constantin von Sternberg and Ernest
Bloch. In 1922, he traveled to Europe to pursue a career as a concert pianist, performing many of his own works such as Mechanisms,
Airplane Sonata, and Sonata Sauvage. The riots that his music caused contributed to the composer's growing notoriety. In Berlin,
he met Stravinsky who exerted the single most important influence on his compositional style.
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obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the repository of the original documents.
Collection is open for research. May be used onsite only. Please contact the Music Library to arrange for advance retrieval