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Satie the Composer

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Part of Music in the Twentieth Century

  • Date Published: December 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521078993

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  • Erik Satie remains one of the most bizarre figures in music history, yet everything he did has its own curious logic, once it can be perceived. In this important new study Dr Orledge reveals what made Satie 'tick' as a composer, dealing with every aspect of Satie's complex career and relating his achievement to the other arts and to the society in which he lived. Almost every figure in contemporary art was involved with Satie in some way or another, from Matisse and Picasso to Apollinaire, Cocteau and Brancusi. This, however, is no mere life-and-works study but rather an exploration of the technique behind Satie's art, which foreshadowed most of the 'advances' of twentieth-century music from serialism to minimalism, and even muzak. As the book progresses Satie appears as far more than just the composer of the popular Gymnopédies and Parade.

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    • Date Published: December 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521078993
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 37 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Abbreviations
    Chronology
    Some descriptions of Satie
    1. Satie's career as a composer: some interpretations
    2. Why and where Satie composed
    3. Parody, pastiche, quotation and the question of influence
    4. Satie and Debussy
    5. Satie's compositional aesthetic
    6. Satie, counterpoint and the Schola Cantorum
    7. Orchestration versus instrumentation
    8. Questions of form, logic and the mirror image
    9. Compositional systems and other sources of inspiration
    10. Composition and the other arts
    11. Satie on other composers
    12. Satie and the wider world
    Appendix: chronological catalogue of Satie's compositions
    Notes
    Select bibliography
    Index of Satie's works
    General index.

  • Author

    Robert Orledge

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