The Complete Works for String Quartet
Del Sol String Quartet
Found Gems of a Lost Composer
If there is a musical counterpart to the writers of the lost Generation, it is surely George Antheil. The early musical career of this Trenton, New Jersey-born composer (1900-1959), captures the spirit of a whole generation of young American artists — deracinés who went abroad to complete their education, refine their tastes, live cheaply, and enjoy the far freer artistic and sexual milieu. For Antheil, this period (1922-1933) was marked by his friendship with famous literary and artistic figures — the left Bank expatriates Joyce, Hemingway, Pound, and William Carlos Williams, and the Right Bank intellectuals Cocteau, Satie, Breton, Aragon. Their fascination with this brilliant, irresistible, and tireless young American composer was primarily inspired by his peculiar music: a personal fusion of American jazz and Stravinsky's primitivism mixed with mechanical and percussive patterns...
Del Sol String Quartet:
See a Video of Del Sol playing the first movement from Quartet No. 3 during our recording sessions at Bay Records in Berkeley, California.
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Tracks 6, 10 & 14can be heard in streaming mp3 audio
Lithuanian Night (1922)
Quartet No. 1 for Strings in one movement (1925)
Quartet No. 2 for Strings (original version, 1927)
Six Little Pieces for String Quartet (1931)
world premiere recording
"For Mary Louise Bok"
Quartet No. 3 for Strings (1948)