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Art and the Everyday By Nancy Perloff

Art and the Everyday
by Nancy Perloff

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An examination of the early 20th-century French movement sparked by the premiere of Erik Satie's ballet "Parade" in May 1917. It argues that Satie and his colleagues led French music away from Impressionism by infusing their compositions with French and American popular idioms.
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Art and the Everyday: Popular Entertainment and the Circle of Erik Satie by Nancy Perloff

This study examines the early 20th-century French movement sparked by the premiere of Erik Satie's ballet "Parade" in May 1917. For the young musicians Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Georges Auric, and for the poets Blaise Cendrars and Max Jacob who attended the performance in Paris, "Parade" exemplified a wish to escape Symbolist purity and to fuse art with everyday life. Their cause was quickly taken up by the poet Jean Cocteau, author of the ballet's scenario, who published his celebrated pamphlet on new French music, "The Cock and the Harlequin", in 1918. Nancy Perloff argues that Satie and his colleagues 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 Leger and Francis Picabia, they shared a radical disregard for traditional divisions separating popular and classical forms of creative expression.

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About Nancy Perloff



About the Author
Nancy Perloff is Edward A. Dickson Fellow in Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents


Popular institutions in turn-of-the-century Paris; The arrival of American popular music and dance on the Parisian scene; Satie and the cabaret; The popular world of Cocteau, Milhaud, Poulenc and Auric; Ragtime, diversity and nostalgia: the language of Satie's "Parade"; Embracing a popular language.

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GOR003212810
Art and the Everyday: Popular Entertainment and the Circle of Erik Satie by Nancy Perloff
Nancy Perloff
Clarendon Paperbacks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1993-11-18
238
0198163983
9780198163985
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