Satie the Bohemian: From Cabaret to Concert Hall

Satie the Bohemian: From Cabaret to Concert Hall

by Steven Moore Whiting


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The composer Erik Satie (1866-1925) came of age in the bohemian sub-culture of Montmartre, with its artists' cabarets and caf s-concerts. These colorful milieux decisively shaped his aesthetic priorities and compositional strategies, from the esoteric Gymnop dies of the 1880s to the avant-garde ballets of the 1920s. Whiting makes this radical transvaluation of received artistic values more understandable by placing it in the full context of bohemian Montmartre.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198164586
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/15/1999
Series: Oxford Monographs on Music
Pages: 612
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile: 1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Part I: Caf -Concert, Music-Hall, Cabaret
1. Introduction
2. From Caf'Con ' to Music-Hall
3. The Cabaret artistique
Part II: Satie's Involvement in Popular Milieux
4. Satie at the Chat Noir
5. Satie and the Divan Japonais
6. Satie at the Auberge du Clou
7. From the Auberge du Clou to Arcueil
8. Satie and Hyspa
9. Of Pantomimes and Pears
10. Waltz, Cakewalk, Theatre Song
Part III: From Cabaret to Concert Hall
11. Satie's Humoristic Works for Piano
12. From Chanson to M lodie and Back
13. The Composer as Playwright
14. Autour de Cocteau, or the Uses of Popular Music
15. On revient toujours: Satie's Last Ballets
Index of Satie's Works and Writings
General Index

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