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Satie the bohemian : from cabaret to concert hall

Author: Steven Moore Whiting
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford monographs on music.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erik Satie (1866-1925) came of age in the bohemian subculture of Montmartre, with its artists' cabarets and cafe-concerts. Yet apologists have all too often downplayed this background as potentially harmful to the reputation of a composer whom they regarded as the progenitor of modern French music. Whiting argues that Satie's two decades in and around Montmartre decisively shaped his aesthetic priorities and
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Named Person: Erik Satie; Erik Satie; Erik Satie; Erik Satie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Moore Whiting
ISBN: 0198164580 9780198164586
OCLC Number: 37870588
Description: 596 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Cafe-Concert, Music-Hall, Cabaret. 1. The Cafe-Concert. 2. From Caf'Conc' to Music-Hall. 3. The Cabaret artistique --
Pt. 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 --
Pt. III. From Cabaret to Concert Hall. 11. Satie's Humoristic Works for Piano. 12. From Chanson to Melodie 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.
Series Title: Oxford monographs on music.
Responsibility: Steven Moore Whiting.
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