A Jazz Symphony

A Jazz Symphony or Jazz Symphonietta (depending on the source) is a jazz-influenced classical work by avant-garde composer George Antheil.wikipedia
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George Antheil

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A Jazz Symphony or Jazz Symphonietta (depending on the source) is a jazz-influenced classical work by avant-garde composer George Antheil.
He commissioned elaborate backdrops of skyscrapers and machines, and engaged an African American orchestra to premiere his A Jazz Symphony.

Carnegie Hall

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Written in 1925, it was premiered at his infamous 1927 Carnegie Hall Concert which also debuted the succès de scandale Ballet Mécanique.

Succès de scandale

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Written in 1925, it was premiered at his infamous 1927 Carnegie Hall Concert which also debuted the succès de scandale Ballet Mécanique.

Ballet Mécanique

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Written in 1925, it was premiered at his infamous 1927 Carnegie Hall Concert which also debuted the succès de scandale Ballet Mécanique.

Paul Whiteman

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It was originally intended to be used in Paul Whiteman's Experiment in Modern Music (which famously premiered George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue) concerts, but was deemed too radical.

George Gershwin

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It was originally intended to be used in Paul Whiteman's Experiment in Modern Music (which famously premiered George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue) concerts, but was deemed too radical.

Rhapsody in Blue

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It was originally intended to be used in Paul Whiteman's Experiment in Modern Music (which famously premiered George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue) concerts, but was deemed too radical.

Aaron Copland

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It was performed by the Harlem Symphonietta conducted by W.C. Handy, and was praised by the likes of Gershwin and Aaron Copland.

Darius Milhaud

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The work can be seen with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Darius Milhaud's La création du monde as one of the first classical works with a successful and overt jazz influence.

La création du monde

The work can be seen with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Darius Milhaud's La création du monde as one of the first classical works with a successful and overt jazz influence.

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Furthermore, while Gershwin's piece is more influenced by big band and swing, Milhaud's and Antheil's works can be seen as reinterpretations of the large freeness of Creole and New Orleans and cutting-edge New York jazz.

Woodwind instrument

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Woodwinds

Oboe

Clarinet

Soprano saxophone

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soprano saxophone in B

Alto saxophone

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alto saxophone in E

Tenor saxophone

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tenor saxophone in B

Brass instrument

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Brass

Trumpet

Trombone

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3 trombones

Glockenspiel

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