GEORGE ANTHEIL (1900-1959): Complete Violin Music, Vol. 1 - Sonatas Nos. 1-4.
Catalogue Number: 05U053
Description: These four sonatas exemplify the two periods of Antheil creativity. They document Antheil's musical evolution from the percussive First, to the Dadaist-cubist Second and the more neoclassical Third. A hiatus of 25 years separate these early scores from the so-called Second Violin Sonata (i.e. his Fourth Sonata), composed in 1947-48, which is clearly a more classically structured composition. While the three sonatas composed between 1923 and 1924 (the Third) emerged from a pervasive influence of Stravinsky's early masterpieces, the Fourth Sonata is more under the spell of Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Alessandro Fagiuoli (violin), Alessia Toffanin (piano).