George Antheil
Date of Birth
Jul 08, 1900

Biography

American composer George Antheil scored many films during the '30s, '40s, and '50s. He began studying music at age six, and as a young man studied composition under Ernest Bloch. He was a successful concert pianist during the early 1920s, and after a successful European tour ended up living in Paris where he began composing experimental music. His early compositions were considered quite shocking...