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George Antheil

1900 - 1959

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George Johann Carl Antheil (; July 8, 1900 – February 12, 1959) was an American avant-garde composer, pianist, author, and inventor whose modernist musical compositions explored the modern sounds – musical, industrial, and mechanical – of the early 20th century. Spending much of the 1920s in Europe, Antheil returned to the United States in the 1930s, and thereafter spent much of his time composing music for films, and eventually, television. As a result of this work, his style became more tonal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Antheil has received more than 526,644 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). George Antheil is the 542nd most popular composer (up from 553rd in 2019), the 2,610th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,620th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, George Antheil ranks 542 out of 1,216Before him are John Adams, Giuseppe Sarti, Louis Couperin, Helmut Lachenmann, Domenico Dragonetti, and Georgy Sviridov. After him are Orazio Vecchi, Ernst Krenek, Morton Feldman, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Sergei Lyapunov, and Antonio Rosetti.

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Among people born in 1900, George Antheil ranks 105Before him are Duy Tân, Miguel Alemán Valdés, Valko Chervenkov, Zhang Wentian, Violet Brown, and Hassan Fathy. After him are Ernst Krenek, Marc Allégret, James Hilton, Fritz London, René Crevel, and Xavier Cugat. Among people deceased in 1959, George Antheil ranks 58Before him are Karl Mauss, Lester Young, Albert Ketèlbey, Curt Sachs, George Reeves, and Dmitry Manuilsky. After him are Benjamin Péret, Hitoshi Ashida, Irakli Tsereteli, Werner Krauss, Jose P. Laurel, and Enrique Guaita.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Antheil ranks 2,610 out of 18,182Before him are Harlan Coben (1962), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Pat Metheny (1954), Lorraine Bracco (1954), Asa Akira (1986), and Danny Kaye (1911). After him are Chester Carlson (1906), Andrea M. Ghez (1965), Annie Edson Taylor (1838), Michael Cunningham (1952), Michael H. Hart (1932), and Cy Young (1867).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, George Antheil ranks 32Before him are Bill Conti (1942), Paul Bowles (1910), James Newton Howard (1951), Danny Elfman (1953), Stephen Foster (1826), and John Adams (1947). After him are Morton Feldman (1926), Carmine Coppola (1910), Jonathan Larson (1960), Ernest Guiraud (1837), Basil Poledouris (1945), and Alex North (1910).