Parade in Full Score

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Courier Corporation, 1917 - Music - 114 pages
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Although his name was associated with fashionable artistic movements of early twentieth-century Paris Cubism, Surrealism, Dadaism, and Neoclassicism Erik Satie followed his own light, never belonging to any group or adopting a particular doctrine. A true nonconformist, he struck out on his own path to develop a musical structure reflecting his unique personality and eccentricities, anticipating artistic tendencies that others shaped into dogma.
Satie's 1916 ballet "Parade, " created in collaboration with three leading artists of the period, was hailed as a "Cubist manifesto." Jean Cocteau created the idea for the production; Pablo Picasso designed sets and costumes; and Leonide Massine choreographed the production and danced in the premiere performance of May 18, 1917. 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 a practice similar to the Cubist painters' transformation of everyday items into novel configurations.
This inexpensive full score will be treasured by music lovers and all admirers of this uniquely influential twentieth-century composer."

 

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Contents

Prestidigitateur chinois Chinese conjurer
8
Petite fille américaine Young American girl
36
Ragtime du paquebot Ragtime of the passenger steamer
48
Acrobates Acrobats
68
Final
97
Suite au Prélude du rideau rouge Continuation of the Prelude
114
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About the author (1917)

At the age of 13, Erik Satie went to Paris, where he attended the Paris Conservatory. He soon, however, relinquished his formal and systematic study of music. Early in his career, he played in cabarets in Montmartre. In 1892 he began to produce short piano pieces with eccentric titles, intended to ridicule proponents of both modern and classical music. He was 40 years old when he decided to learn about the techniques of composition. Although he was dismissed as a serious musician by his contemporaries, Satie greatly influenced French musicians of a younger generation. He became well known as an innovator in the modern idiom after his death.

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