One of the last things George Antheil wrote in France before moving back to the United States, his Concerto for Chamber Orchestra originally went by the moniker Octet for Winds, belying the influence of Stravinsky while very much keeping with the composer’s own unique style.
It was written on commission for the League of Composers, who debuted the work on 6th March, 1932, at one of their concerts.
Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra recordings
Ballet Mecanique (Revised 1953)
Naxos 8.559060 (CD: ANTHEIL: Ballet Mecanique)
Conductor – Daniel Spalding
- CD liner notes: Naxos 8.559060 (CD: ANTHEIL: Ballet Mecanique)