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Bad Boy Made Good: The Revival of George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique

In 1924, a young American composer in Paris wrote the world's most outrageous piece of music. It was scored for seven percussionists, two pianists, seven electric bells, three airplave propellors, and a siren. Not to mention 16 synchronized player pianos. . . It took 75 years for this piece to be heard. This is its story. . . Bad Boy Made Good: The revival of the Ballet Mécanique A film by Ron Frank and Paul D. Lehrman The feature-length version of the award-winning documentary film shown on PBS! Plus these extras: -Extended interviews with friends of George Antheil and specialists on his music featured in the film, including Henry Brant, David Raksin, Benjamin Lees, and Charles Amirkhanian -The complete premiere concert performance of the original orchestration of Ballet mécanique -The 1925 Léger/Murphy film Ballet mécanique with the newly-realized 16-player-piano version of Antheil's score

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