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Satie – Sports et Divertissements 1. Choral inappetissant sheet music for Piano

Satie and His Songs. See Bryars, “Satie and the British”, pp. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. These bibliophile volumes were not for sale but erio reserved for the Librairie Maynial.

He dances it to cool off. Piano Music by Erik Satie. In a Neapolitan manner. It is also important to note diveryissements, along with the poetry, calligraphy, and commentary, each piece of music is accompanied by a tiny sketch. The Music of Eric Satie. The Sound of Erik Satie.

Gillmor observed that “In several of the pieces Satie indulges in a kind of Augenmusik wherein the musical score is an obvious graphic representation of the activity being depicted. A stern ostinato in the lower reaches of the piano summons up a wind-blown sea divertissejents it tosses about members of a yachting party. When the work was first published, it appeared with in Satie ‘s own hand, the music written in his idiomatic, calligraphic style, with red and black ink.

Sports et divertissements (Sports and diversions), pieces (21) for piano

The implications of how “Puss” wins his “corner” are left to the listeners’ imagination. The very rare first set, copies 1 to 10, included both Martin’s original illustrations and his pochoir prints, his engraved Table of Contents and individual title pages, and cameos decorating the latter.


Blaise Cendrars, interview on French Radio, July 3, The latter three were provided by Satie in his exquisite handwritten scores, which were printed in facsimile. The set consists of a prefatory chorale and 20 musical vignettes depicting various sports and leisure activities. Satie answers with an ambivalent musical coda – similar to the ending of Colin-Maillard – and adds the playing direction “Hold back considerably. Although he was offered a lesser amount than Stravinsky, Satie claimed it was excessive and against his moral principles to accept; only when the fee was substantially reduced did he agree to the project.

He remained interested in the project, however, and as Maynial made no effort to produce the album Vogel repurchased the rights under his new company Les Editions Lucien Vogel et du Bon Ton in March The idea for Sports et divertissements was initiated by Lucien Vogelpublisher of the influential Paris fashion magazine La Gazette du Bon Ton and later founder of the famous pictorial weekly Vu.

Gillmor wrote that ” Sports et divertissements is sui generisthe one work in which the variegated strands of Satie’s artistic experience are unselfconsciously woven into a single fragile tapestry of sight and sound — a precarious union of Satie the musician, the poet, and the calligrapher Steadily galloping rhythms whip us through eight verbal snapshots of a horse race from start to finish.

Ascending triplets bring the number to an explosive climax, followed by a desolate whimper. A decade after its conception, Sports et divertissements was finally divertissrments in late in an edition of numbered portfolio divedtissements, on handmade paper.


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Sports et divertissements – Wikipedia

He was furiously scolded by the composer, who feared such demands would cause him to lose the commission altogether. No more should be read into it. Satie was familiar divrrtissements the livre d’artiste tradition.

An often repeated legend asserts that Igor Stravinsky was first approached to compose the music, but he rejected Vogel’s proposed fee as too small. Sports originally appeared as a collector’s album with illustrations by Charles Martinaccompanied by music, prose poetry and calligraphy.

The long-delayed publication of Sports led the artist to replace them with an updated set of illustrations after World War I. On a miniature range, perhaps; but is artistry a matter of dimensions? Each piece in this set is very short, none more than four lines long, and each is accompanied by a small poem, and by Satie ‘s irreverent verbal commentary.

The man’s heartbreak is expressed in an unresolved upward arpeggio. With satle lips” he yearns for her to tag him.

Initial response to Sports et divertissements was muted due to the exclusive nature of its original publication.

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