Modernity a la mode: Popular Culture and Avant-Gardism in Erik Satie's Sports et divertissements

Davis, Mary E.
September 1999
Musical Quarterly;Fall99, Vol. 83 Issue 3, p430
Academic Journal
Analyzes `Sports et divertissements,' an album combining twenty brief piano pieces and humorous texts by French composer Erik Satie. Trends of popular culture and avant-gardism found in Satie's work; Sports et divertissements' reliance on magazine culture as exemplified in the involvement of Parisian illustrator Charles Martin; Use of materials of popular music in Satie's work.


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