Erik Satie: A Parisian Composer and His World

3.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781783270835: Erik Satie: A Parisian Composer and His World

Erik Satie's (1866-1925) music appeals to wide audiences and has influenced both experimental artists and pop musicians. Little about Satie was conventional, and he resists classification under easy headings such as 'classical music'. Instead of pursuing the path of a professional composer, Satie initially earned a living as a café pianist and moved in bohemian circles which prized satire, popular culture and experiment. Small wonder that his music is fundamentally new in conception. It is music which is not always designed to be listened to attentively: music which can be machine-like but is to be played by humans. For Satie, music was part of a wider concept of artistic creation,as evidenced by his collaborations with leading avant-garde artists and in works which cross traditional genre boundaries such as his texted piano pieces. His music was created in some of the most exciting and creatively stimulating environments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: Montmartre and Montparnasse. Paris was the artistic centre of Europe, and Satie was a notorious figure whose music and ideas are inextricably linked with the City of Light. This book situates Satie's work within the context and sonic environment of contemporary Paris. It shows that the influence of street music, musicians and poets interested in new technology, contemporary innovations and radical politics are all crucial to an understanding of Satie. Music from the ever-popular Gymnopédies to newly discovered works are discussed, and an online supplement features rare pieces recorded especially for the book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

CAROLINE POTTER is Reader in Music at Kingston University London. A graduate in both French and Music, she has published widely on French music since Debussy and was Series Advisor to the Philharmonia Orchestra's Paris 2014-15 season.

Review:

Anyone seriously interested in Satie needs this well-produced, reasonably priced, lucidly expressed and impressively researched book. --Musical Opinion

This is a fascinating tour of Satie's richly bizarre Parisian environment, offering new and valuable insights for both listeners and performers. (FOUR STARS) BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE --BBC Music Magazine

This brilliant and accessible new study of Satie gets right inside his contemporary Parisian world, relating its complex and fast-changing artistic climate to scientific and social issues, and most importantly to mechanical and street music. Dr Potter's painstaking and wide research brings many new discoveries too, and leaves us with a clearer vision of what the enigmatic Satie was really about. --Emeritus Professor Robert Orledge, University of Liverpool

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 50.00
US$ 34.00

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Caroline Potter
Published by Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Erik Satie s (1866-1925) music appeals to wide audiences and has influenced both experimental artists and pop musicians. Little about Satie was conventional, and he resists classification under easy headings such as classical music . Instead of pursuing the path of a professional composer, Satie initially earned a living as a cafe pianist and moved in bohemian circles which prized satire, popular culture and experiment. Small wonder that his music is fundamentally new in conception. It is music which is not always designed to be listened to attentively: music which can be machine-like but is to be played by humans. For Satie, music was part of a wider concept of artistic creation, as evidenced by his collaborations with leading avant-garde artists and in works which cross traditional genre boundaries such as his texted piano pieces. His music was created in some of the most exciting and creatively stimulating environments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: Montmartre and Montparnasse. Paris was the artistic centre of Europe, and Satie was a notorious figure whose music and ideas are inextricably linked with the City of Light. This book situates Satie s work within the context and sonic environment of contemporary Paris. It shows that the influence of street music, musicians and poets interested in new technology, contemporary innovations and radical politics are all crucial to an understanding of Satie. Music from the ever-popular Gymnopedies to newly discovered works are discussed, and an online supplement features rare pieces recorded especially for the book. CAROLINE POTTER is Reader in Music at Kingston University London. A graduate ior the book. CAROLINE POTTER is Reader in Music at Kingston University London. A graduate in both French and Music, she has published widely on Frenc. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Potter, Caroline
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 24910175-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Caroline Potter
Published by Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom (2016)
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Brewer Ltd, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Erik Satie s (1866-1925) music appeals to wide audiences and has influenced both experimental artists and pop musicians. Little about Satie was conventional, and he resists classification under easy headings such as classical music . Instead of pursuing the path of a professional composer, Satie initially earned a living as a cafe pianist and moved in bohemian circles which prized satire, popular culture and experiment. Small wonder that his music is fundamentally new in conception. It is music which is not always designed to be listened to attentively: music which can be machine-like but is to be played by humans. For Satie, music was part of a wider concept of artistic creation, as evidenced by his collaborations with leading avant-garde artists and in works which cross traditional genre boundaries such as his texted piano pieces. His music was created in some of the most exciting and creatively stimulating environments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century: Montmartre and Montparnasse. Paris was the artistic centre of Europe, and Satie was a notorious figure whose music and ideas are inextricably linked with the City of Light. This book situates Satie s work within the context and sonic environment of contemporary Paris. It shows that the influence of street music, musicians and poets interested in new technology, contemporary innovations and radical politics are all crucial to an understanding of Satie. Music from the ever-popular Gymnopedies to newly discovered works are discussed, and an online supplement features rare pieces recorded especially for the book. CAROLINE POTTER is Reader in Music at Kingston University London. A graduate ior the book. CAROLINE POTTER is Reader in Music at Kingston University London. A graduate in both French and Music, she has published widely on Frenc. Bookseller Inventory # AAU9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Potter, Caroline
Published by Boydell Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Press, 2016. Book Condition: New. Satie's music and ideas are inextricably linked with the City of Light. This book situates Satie's work within the context and sonic environment of contemporary Paris. Num Pages: 304 pages, 11 black & white illustrations, 27 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JJ; AVGC6; AVH; AVRG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 166 x 242 x 24. Weight in Grams: 784. . 2016. Hardcover. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Potter, Caroline
Published by Boydell Press
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Press. Book Condition: New. Satie's music and ideas are inextricably linked with the City of Light. This book situates Satie's work within the context and sonic environment of contemporary Paris. Num Pages: 304 pages, 11 black & white illustrations, 27 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JJ; AVGC6; AVH; AVRG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 166 x 242 x 24. Weight in Grams: 784. . 2016. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Potter, Caroline
Published by Boydell and Brewer Inc (2016)
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell and Brewer Inc, 2016. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Potter, Caroline
Published by Boydell Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell Press, 2016. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # BB-9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Caroline Potter
Published by Boydell & Brewer 2016-02-18, Martlesham (2016)
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell & Brewer 2016-02-18, Martlesham, 2016. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.05
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Caroline Potter
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1783270837. Bookseller Inventory # ST1783270837

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Caroline Potter
Published by Boydell & Brewer (2016)
ISBN 10: 1783270837 ISBN 13: 9781783270835
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boydell & Brewer, 2016. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9781783270835

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.54
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book