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Specter: The Music of George Antheil

Duo Odéon

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Violin Sonatina  
1
I. Allegro
George Antheil; Duo Odéon
4:10
2
II. Andante
George Antheil; Duo Odéon
5:59
3
III. Allegro molto
George Antheil; Duo Odéon
4:25
Violin Concerto (Version for Violin & Piano)  
4
I. Moderato assai
George Antheil; Duo Odéon
14:50
5
II. Andante
George Antheil; Duo Odéon
12:31
6
III. Presto capriccioso
George Antheil; Duo Odéon
13:34
Spectre of the Rose Waltz (Arr. W. Gebauer for Violin & Piano)  
7
I. Maestoso
George Antheil; Werner Gebauer; Duo Odéon
1:58
8
II. Poco allegretto
George Antheil; Werner Gebauer; Duo Odéon
2:12
9
III. Più vivo - À la valse
George Antheil; Werner Gebauer; Duo Odéon
2:14
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:53
“… We met during our first year as doctoral students at Arizona State University, developing a natural collaborative energy when Hannah began writing her dissertation on Antheil’s three Parisian violin sonatas. Over the course of six months, we discovered the very limits of our technical and musical skill as we worked through each piece. We thrived on the raw energy and driving aggression of Antheil’s early sonatas, finding beauty in their vivacity and quirky athleticism. In the fall of 2016, we received an email… informing us of a newly discovered Antheil work for violin and piano, found amongst the late violinist Werner Gebauer’s papers. Marc Gebauer, his son, had unearthed a set of three short waltzes, Valses from Specter of the Rose, an arrangement of music from Antheil’s 1947 film score for Specter of the Rose . As we studied Gebauer’s Valses, we learned that Antheil and Gebauer’s relationship extended far beyond successful musical collaboration into friendship, mirroring our own musical relationship. Over the course of their collaboration, Antheil composed two works specifically for Gebauer, his 1945 Sonatina for Violin and Piano and his 1946 Violin Concerto… In the ink of the handwritten manuscript at the Library of Congress, we could see Antheil’s borrowed melodies and ideas from earlier works pop out of the page, transformed for Gebauer’s technical brilliance… In our recording we have attempted to remain as close to the handwritten score as possible… With these three pieces, we have come to a deeper understanding of the collaboration and friendship between two incredible musicians...”
- Duo Odéon
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