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January 26, 1998
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Ennio,

As copyright laws vary greatly between countries, the best thing to do is probably to get in touch with the relevant performing right association and ask someone there, or an arts law organisation.

Caitlin Rowley.

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January 31, 1997
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Hi!

A very nice web site devoted to wonderful music. Keep up the good work, help people discover Satie's music and make the world a slightly happier place to live in!

http://www.dna.lth.se/home/Tomas_Richter

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February 6, 1998
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Hello,
I am looking for any information on the ballet "Parade", please.
i.e. scenario, style, scores, etc. I wish to analyse its musical elements, and compare the work to Picasso's. I also would appreciate any information on the décors made by Picasso for this ballet.
Thank you.
JLeroux

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February 8, 1998
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Thanks for a marvelous spot on the Internet. I'd only heard Gymnopedie 2 before, these pages definately made me more interested in the works of Satie.
/Johannes

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February 9, 1998
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Hello.
Does anybody know where I can find info on Satie's influence on 20th century composers through his ideas/philosophy and compositional style/techniques? I'm working on an independent study unit for a final year music course in high school. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :-)
Clara

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February 9, 1998
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Hi,

See a few thing of interest at: http://www.dragonfire.net/~Sequel/satie/ballenter.htm

If you have a good library, the February 28, 1981 issue of "Opera News" is devoted to "Parade", has info related to your request.

Dick

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February 9, 1998
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J Leroux,
the book that will tell you a lot is "Art and the Everyday: Popular Entertainment and the Circle of Erik Satie" by Nancy Perloff, Oxford: Clarendon Press1991. ISBN number 0-19-816398-3.
Marty Jourard

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February 9, 1998
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>>I am looking for information on "Parade."<<

There is a book on Parade whose main emphasis is on Picasso's sketches and costumes but also discusses choreography and music called _Picasso's Parade_, by Deborah Rothschild, published by The Drawing Center, ISBN 0-942342-05-6.

Brian

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February 10, 1998
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There is an excellent book by Allan Gillmoor, published in Massachussetts, on Satie's compositional techniques, to back up the book by Orledge. The Cocteau biography by Francis Steegmuller is also useful from an artistic point of view, but nothing beats the Perloff book recommended by Marty for a thorough analysis of 'Parade' itself.

As background, there is a chapter on Satie written in the '20s by Wilfrid Mellers in 'Studies in Contemporary (or is it twentieth-century ?) Music,' written at a time when Satie was largely being dismissed elsewhere. There is also a book "20th Century Music" by Eliot Antokoletz, which might have something worthwhile in - it certainly deals with 'Les Six' anyway. I haven't read 'Satie Remembered' in the Faber Musicians series, but it may be worth dipping in to. I'll dig out my bibliography for some more articles and things if it would be useful.

Hope this is of some help.

Dan Harding
DLH100@york.ac.uk

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February 10, 1998
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Hi Clara,
I wrote a 3,000-word essay ('Erik Satie's innovations and influence : an overview' - a preliminary sort of thing, rather than a meaty work) on this subject about 4 years ago and found direct info was rather thin on the ground. Ravel stated directly that ES was a major influence on him; John Cage has written a lot about Satie and his actions speak for themselves. It really seems to be easier to look at known Satieists, such as Gavin Bryars, and to work out from there what the influence has been. Poulenc also stated directly "L'influence de Satie sur ma musique a ete profonde et immediate' (Poulenc, Francis : Entretiens avec Claude Rostand. Paris : Rene Julliard, 1954 : p. 47).

Anyway, this is the bibliography I ended up with:

Paul Collaer : 'Darius Milhaud'
Alan M. Gillmor : 'Erik Satie'
Frederick Goldbeck : 'Twentieth Century Composers 4 : France, Italy and Spain'
Constant Lambert : 'Music Ho! A Study of Music in Decline'
Jospeh Machlis : 'Introduction to Contemporary Music'
Scott Messing : 'Neoclassicism in Music : From the Genesis of the Concept through the Schoenberg / Stravinsky Polemic'
Rollo Myers : "Importance de Satie dans la Musique Contemporaine" in 'La Revue Musicale' 214 (June 1952), pp. 77-84
Michael Nyman : 'Experimental Music'
Arbie Orenstein : 'Ravel : Man and Musician'
Robert Orledge : "Satie's Approach to Composition in His Later Years (1913-24)" in 'Journal of the Royal Musical Association' 111 (1984-85) : pp. 155-79.
Robert Orledge : 'Satie the Composer'
Francis Poulenc : 'Entretiens avenc Claude Rostand'
Richard Shead : 'Music in the 1920s'
Pierre-Daniel Templier : 'Erik Satie'
Glenn Watkins : 'Soundings : Music in the Twentieth Century'

also John Cage : 'Silence'

I'd be very interested to know if you can track down other composers who have directly acknowledged Satie's influence - resources here in Australia were rather thin on the ground when I wrote my essay. Hope this list is of some use to you, though, as a starting-point.

Caitlin Rowley

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