George Antheil (1900 - 1959)...

... was the Bad Boy of Music during the roaring 1920ies; he made himself a tremendous reputation by his scandalizing concerts and audacious compositions in Paris, Berlin and New York. Bad Boy of Music is also the title of Antheil's bold autobiography, issued in 1945.

Today Wallisch stages a program with Antheil's meanwhile forgotten avant-garde piano pieces; in the shape of a "duel" with Oscar-winning actor Karl Markovics ("The Counterfeiters", 2008) reciting from Antheil's literary lifework.

Karl Markovics and Gottlieb Wallisch -
Trailer for "Bad boy of Music"

The new album "Bad Boy of Music" (Double-CD in German and English) - available now!

The new album "Bad Boy of Music" (Double-CD in German and English) - available now!