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Eric Satie

17 may 1866 (Honfleur) - 1 jul 1925 (Paris)

Books about Eric Satie and his music

bookRobert Orledge Satie Remembered
Amadeus Press, 2003; ISBN 1574670018; 232 pages Price indication: $ 19.95
bookM. T. Anderson and Petra Mathers Strange Mr. Satie (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
Viking Juvenile, 2003; ISBN 0670036374; 32 pages
In Paris, at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists were experimenting with new ways of seeing things, Erik Satie had something new to say about music. Most people didn't understand his pieces; critics called his music surreal. But Erik Satie didn't care. He wanted to make music that followed no rules but its own. Satie's life was strange and wonderful, frenetic and lonely all at the same time. He was friends with Picasso, and with wizards and puppeteers; he scraped himself with a stone instead of bathing, and he once threw his acrobat girlfriend out a window. Now award-winning author M. T. Anderson tells the story of the irreverent French composer in a biography that is witty, accessible, and endlessly surprising, while Petra Mathers' fanciful illustrations capture all the vibrancy that was Erik Satie's topsy-turvy world. Illustrations by Petra Mathers. Price indication: $ 11.55
bookSteven Moore Whiting Satie the Bohemian: From Cabaret to Concert Hall (Oxford Monographs on Music)
Oxford University Press, 1999; ISBN 0198164580; 612 pages
The composer Erik Satie (1866-1925) came of age in the bohemian sub-culture of Montmartre, with its artists' cabarets and cafes-concerts. These colorful milieux decisively shaped his aesthetic priorities and compositional strategies, from the esoteric Gymnopedies of the 1880s to the avant-garde ballets of the 1920s. Moore Whiting makes this radical transvaluation of received artistic values more understandable by placing it in the full context of bohemian Montmartre. Price indication: $ 140.00
bookOrnella Volta and Simon Pleasance Erik Satie (The Pocket Archives Series)
Hazan, 1997; ISBN 2850255653; 197 pages Price indication: $ 12.95
bookNancy Perloff Art and the Everyday: Popular Entertainment and the Circle of Erik Satie
Oxford Univ Pr, 1991; ISBN 0198163983; 248 pages
This book examines the early twentieth-century movement that was sparked by the premiere of Erik Satie's ballet Parade in May 1917. Perloff argues that Satie and his colleagues, including Darius Millhaud, Francis Poulenc, Max Jacob, and Jean Cocteau, led French music away from Impressionism by infusing their compositions with French and American popular idioms. They also adopted aesthetic principles of parody, diversity, nostalgia, and repetition from the Parisian cabaret, cafe-concert, circus, fair, and music hall. With their collaborators Pablo Picasso, Fernand Legér, and Francis Picabia, they shared a radical disregard for traditional divisions separating popular and classical forms of creative expression. Price indication: $ 86.00
bookManuel Rosenthal Satie, Ravel, Poulenc: An Intimate Memoir
Hanuman Books, 1987; ISBN 0937815098; 81 pages Price indication: $ 5.95
bookPeter Pickow Satie: Trois Gymnopedies (Concert Performer Series)
Amsco Music, 1999; ISBN 0825617405; 7 pages
Now the greatest piano pieces of all time are available as individual sheets with a matching CD. Price indication: $ 6.95
bookWilkins Writings of Erik Satie
Da Capo Pr, 1982; ISBN 0903873575; 178 pages Price indication: $ 111.98
bookJames Harding Erik Satie
Secker & Warburg, 1975; ISBN 0436191067; 288 pages Price indication: $ 25.00
bookErik Satie and Ornella Volta and Anthony Melville A Mammal's Notebook: Collected Writings of Erik Satie (Atlas Arkhive , No 5)
Serpent's Tail, 1997; ISBN 0947757929 Price indication: $ 26.23
bookOrnella Volta and Michael Bullock Satie: Seen Through His Letters (Satie Land, Cloth)
Marion Boyars Publishers, 1989; ISBN 0714528110; 239 pages Price indication: $ 55.53
bookRollo H. Myers Erik Satie
Dover Pubns, 1968; ISBN 0486219038 Price indication: (used only): from $ 4.37
bookPierre-Daniel Templier Erik Satie
The MIT Press, 1971; ISBN 0262700050 Price indication: (used only): from $ 7.01
bookAlan M. Gillmor Erik Satie
W W Norton & Co Inc, 1992; ISBN 0393308103 Price indication: (used only): from $ 13.99
bookRoger Shattuck The banquet years;: The arts in France, 1885-1918: Alfred Jarry, Henri Rousseau, Erik Satie, Guillaume Apollinaire
Harcourt, Brace, 1958; 306 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 249.05

Sheet music, libretti, etc.

3 Gymnopedies - G. Schirmer, Inc.

Deux Oevres de Jeunesse Choses Vues Droite Et Gauche; Embarquement Pour Cythre - Salabert

Gymnopedie No. 1 for guitar - Mel Bay Publications

Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano - Dover Publications
<DIV>The affordable volume represents the largest collection of Satie piano works available. Includes 17 pieces in all by the French composer and pianist, including his most famous piece Gymnopédies. Painstakingly reprinted from the original French editions.</DIV>

Parade and Other Works for Piano Four Hands - Dover Publications

Parade in Full Score: Ballet Realiste Sur UN Theme De Jean Cocteau - Dover Publications
This 1916 ballet, created in collaboration with Jean Cocteau, Léonide Massine and Pablo Picasso, was hailed as Satie’s "cubist manifesto." Stripped of subjective emotion, the work removes basic fragments of melody and simple harmonies from their conventional associations and recasts them in unexpected but logical patterns, much as cubist painters exploded familiar forms into unexpected configurations. A handsomely bound, inexpensive full score for musicians, students, and music lovers alike.<br>

Satie for the Guitar - G. Schirmer, Inc.
Contains 3 Gymnopedies and 3 Gnossiennes.

Three Gymnopedies - Warner Brothers Publications

Twenty Short Pieces for Piano - Dover Publications
<DIV>French master's brilliant thumbnail sketches — verbal and musical — of various outdoor sports and amusements. English translations, 20 illustrations. Rare, limited 1925 edition.<BR></DIV>

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