Music: Antheil-Erskine Opera?

In Manhattan last week it became known that Modernist Composer George Antheil and Writer John Erskine were planning to collaborate on an opera, the heroine to be Helen of Troy. Composer Antheil, a native of Trenton, N. J., began his musical career in Paris, returned to the U. S. in 1927, won notoriety with his Ballet Mécanique scored for ten pianos, bass drums, xylophones, rattles, whistles, bells, a mechanical piano, a sewing machine motor, and an airplane propeller (TIME, April 25. 1927). Writer Erskine became famed with his smart satire, The Private...

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