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Author Whiting, Steven Moore, 1953-

Title Satie the bohemian : from cabaret to concert hall / Steven Moore Whiting.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 596 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Oxford monographs on music.
Oxford monographs on music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [563]-578) and indexes.
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.
Summary 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 compositional strategies. He gives the fullest account to date of Satie's professional activities as a popular musician, and of how he transferred the parodic techniques and musical idioms of cabaret entertainment to works for concert hall. He traces the many connections between Satie and artists in other domains - not just major figures like Cocteau, Picasso, and the Dadaists, but also cabaret humorists, musical performers, esoteric writers, and less familiar painters like Desboutin, Rusinol, and Casas.
Subject Satie, Erik, 1866-1925.
Popular music -- France -- Paris -- To 1901 -- History and criticism.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- France -- Paris -- History -- 19th century.
Montmartre (Paris, France)
ISBN 0198164580 (acid-free paper)