Vox pop? Satie’s Parade

Another scandal! I’ll let Claude Samuel and the co-author of Parade, Jean Cocteau explain… Course materials: Daphnis et Chloé, Part 1 Daphnis et Chloé, Part 2 Lydian Cycle of 5ths Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as “fair use/dealing”, for the purpose of study, and critical analysis only, and will be removed at […]

Going pear shaped: Satie and Les Six

Jester, mystic, prophet and author of, among other things, the Memoirs of an Amnesiac, Erik Satie was one of the great eccentrics of French music. He eventually surrounded himself with a loosely allied group of young composers (Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Germaine Tailleferre and, later, Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc) who, having at first styled themselves Les nouveaux jeunes, soon […]