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Living in the shadow of his close friend and neighbour Dmitri Shostakovich, the Polish refugee was little known in his lifetime (1919-1996) outside Soviet Russia.
But a revival has been stirring these past few years with European and US productions of his Auschwitz survivors’ opera The Passenger and sporadic recordings of variable quality of his instrumental works, among them 27 symphonies.
It is recorded in the challenging acoustic of the Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling.
André Tchaikovsky’s extraordinarily articulate diaries, also published this month by Toccata, recount a dauntless human odyssey.
The original American in Paris, George Antheil titled his best-selling memoirs Bad Boy of Music and tried hard to live up to his billing.
Raised a Lutheran in Trenton, New Jersey, he went wild among artists and ladies, filling his apartment with new acquisitions – a Braque, a Picasso, a Leger, two Kubins, the paint still wet.
Shuttling between 1920s Paris and Berlin he finally headed to Hollywood, last refuge of the wannabe celebrity.