|OPERA : Trans-Atlantic; Helen Retires.|
|ORCHESTRA : Jazz Symphony; Ballet- Méchanique; Capriccio; Piano Concerto; Concertino for Flute and Orchestra.|
|CHAMBER MUSIC : String Quartet; Chamber Concerto.|
|PIANO : Sonata Sauvage; Airplane; Jazz Sonata, etc.|
About George Antheil:
Cowell, Henry. American Composers on American Music; Howard, J. T. Our American Music; Pound, Ezra. George Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony.
"The most talented of younger Swedish composers."--PATRICK VRETLAND.
KURT ATTERBERG was born in Gothenburg on December 12, 1887. As a young man he studied at the University of Gothenburg from which he graduated in 1907. Several years were then spent in Stockholm at the Royal Swedish Technical School, at which time he also served as an engineer of the wireless service of the Stockholm Naval Station. Music had always been a major interest with Atterberg and, notwithstanding his taxing studies as engineer, he assiduously pursued the study of his beloved art under Johann Adreas Hallen, professor of composition at the Royal Conservatory of Stockholm. Atterberg's life was henceforth to be divided between his two major interests--engineering and music. From 1912 to 1914 he was conductor at the Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm while performing duties as engineer at the Royal Patent Office. In 1919, he devoted himself still further to musical interests by accepting a position as music-critic of the Stockholm Tidningen. A subsidy by the Swedish government finally enabled him to surrender all his engineering work and to devote his entire time to music-criticism, conducting and composing. It is as a composer that he has primarily distinguished himself.
Altho several of his symphonies were performed by leading orchestras everywhere (two of his symphonies appearing on the programs of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra), Atterberg did not come into the notice of the entire