George Antheil

1900 - 1959

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George 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 US 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 389,070 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). George Antheil is the 553rd most popular composer (up from 564th in 2019), the 2,621st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,501st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, George Antheil ranks 553 out of 1,228Before him are Spyridon Samaras, Hans Christian Lumbye, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Stevan Mokranjac, Ernesto Lecuona, and Kurt Atterberg. After him are Tommaso Traetta, Luis de Milán, Antoine Brumel, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, and Alexander Arutiunian.

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Among people born in 1900, George Antheil ranks 110Before him are Hassan Fathy, Xavier Cugat, Duy Tân, Jean Arthur, George Uhlenbeck, and Clyde Tolson. After him are Zhang Wentian, Ernst Krenek, Herberts Cukurs, Georgia Hale, Aristidis Konstantinidis, and Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. Among people deceased in 1959, George Antheil ranks 60Before him are Grock, Karl Mauss, William Halsey Jr., Barthélemy Boganda, Curt Sachs, and Dmitry Manuilsky. After him are Irakli Tsereteli, Bernard Berenson, Aleksandar Tsankov, Štefan Tiso, Hitoshi Ashida, and Jose P. Laurel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Antheil ranks 2,621 out of 15,968Before him are Clyde Tolson (1900), Richard Bandler (1950), Lynda Carter (1951), Henry Murray (1893), Marcia Cross (1962), and Bob Odenkirk (1962). After him are Lindsay Lohan (1986), Frank McCourt (1930), E. C. Segar (1894), Zoe Saldana (1978), Walton Walker (1889), and Diane Baker (1938).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, George Antheil ranks 33Before him are Bill Conti (1942), Stephen Foster (1826), Paul Bowles (1910), Danny Elfman (1953), Alex North (1910), and John Adams (1947). After him are Michael Kamen (1948), Jerome Kern (1885), Ernest Guiraud (1837), Sun Ra (1914), Basil Poledouris (1945), and Harold Arlen (1905).