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ANTHEIL, George.

Bad Boy of Music.

Stock Code
100324
Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc., 1945
£675

Signed presentation copy of the composer's memoirs, inscribed 'for Maxine Miller With the very best thoughts of the recalcitrant author - George Antheil Hollywood 1946', incorporating an autograph musical notation from his 4th Symphony.

George Antheil (1900-59), composer, author & inventor, a controversial figure in the expatriate avant-garde community of American composers in Europe in the first half of the 20th century, much of which is covered in this autobiography, including his time spent in 1920s Paris with James Joyce, Gertrude Stein et al.

The 4th Symphony was finished in 1944 and dated '42'; Leopold Stokowski premiered the work at Carengie Hall on February 13th 1944, with the NBC Symphony.

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First edition, signed presentation copy from the author with musical quotation; 8vo; bookplate to front pastedown; publisher's black cloth, without dust-jacket.

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