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A decade after its conception, Sports et divertissements was finally published in late in an edition of numbered portfolio copies, on handmade paper.

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

The long-delayed publication of Sports led the artist to replace them with an updated set of illustrations after World War I.

Some investigations into Erik Satie.

The set consists of a prefatory chorale and 20 musical vignettes depicting various sports and leisure activities. These pieces are miniatures, and they combine music, poetry, calligraphy, and art in a charming and intimate way. The fisherman goes home as well, leaving only “The murmuring of the water in a riverbed. It was conceived as a haute aatie version of the livre d’artiste “artist’s book”a sumptuous, expensive collector’s album combining art, literature, and occasionally satiie, which was popular among French connoisseurs in the years before World War I.

To the strains of an innocuous waltz theme a pair of pleasure-seekers prepare to go on a water slide. Performance of the music alone lasts between 13 and 15 minutes. The numbers refer to the sequence chosen by Vogel, published in subsequent editions and cited in this article.

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Conscious of his spendthrift nature when he had money, he used this method to cover his immediate living expenses and save himself from the temptation of squandering his entire fee at once, which had happened in the past. Costumed revelers pose and jostle one another, including a drunken Pierrot who is behaving obnoxiously.


Composer-critic Virgil Thomsonone of Satie’s foremost American champions of the 20th Century, began performing Sports as a work for “narrator and piano” in New York City in the mids.

Myers’ biography Erik Satiein which he ranked Sports with a handful of Satie compositions that are “outstanding and cannot be ignored by any student of contemporary music.

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A “pretty lady passenger” is not amused by the rough weather. These bibliophile volumes were not for sale but were reserved for sportx Librairie Maynial. His march-like theme remarkably prefigures Vincent Youmans ‘ classic song Tea for Two.

Transcriptions pour basson et piano. Initial response to Sports et divertissements was muted due to the exclusive nature of its original publication. Charles Martin’s original illustration showed the group crudely throwing tomatoes at the bedroom window. Peter Fletcher Plays Erik Satie. Scaramouchea cowardly braggart from Commedia dell’artetries to wax eloquent on the joys of military life.

Sports et divertissements (Satie, Erik)

The pianist was E. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

Confetti rains down on a Carnival celebration. The music, while depicting the back-and-forth of the players, is strangely dark and ambiguous; and the implied eroticism that pervaded the choreography of Jeux is trivialized in Satie’s text, sportw which the spectator-narrator mixes prosaic sensual observations “What good-looking legs he has InDover Publications issued Satie’s facsimiles together with black-and-white reproductions of Martin’s illustrations as a trade paperback, and this is probably the best known English edition.


Sexy Trippy All Moods. They casually observe a poor fisherman on the bank, then swim away. Satie’s music for the sled speeding along is purely descriptive – a series of skittering, frenetic bursts covering most of the keyboard – while the commentary is mostly concerned with the icy conditions: Thus, again from Whiting, “While the relation of Satie’s music to his own texts is quite close, eri relation of music to drawing is more elusive.

A murky, dissonant piece. Erik Satie Complete Edition. She heedlessly passes him by.

Satie was familiar with the livre d’artiste tradition. In a game of ” Blind man’s buff ” a blindfolded lady approaches a man who has a crush on her. Lively, but not too. The Very Best of Satie.

Another Satie seascape, with rushing arpeggios demonstrating that the ocean is not always congenial to casual tourists. There is no record that Satie had contact with Charles Martin or access to dievrtissements drawings while composing the diertissements. On a miniature range, perhaps; but is artistry a matter of dimensions?

Sports et divertissements Sports and Pastimes is a cycle of 21 short piano pieces composed in by Erik Satie. 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.