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Some have viewed certain of his stylistic traits as components of Impressionism, but his harmonies and melodies have relatively little in common with the characteristics of that school. Much of his music has a subdued character, and its charm comes through in its directness and its lack of allegiance to any one aesthetic.
Often his melodies are melancholy and hesitant, his moods exotic or humorous, and his compositions as a whole, or their several constituent episodes, short. He was a musical maverick who probably influenced Debussy and did influence Ravel , who freely acknowledged as much. Satie was also a pianist of some ability. As a child Erik Satie showed interest in music and began taking piano lessons from a local church organist, named Vinot. While he progressed during this period, he showed no unusual gifts.
In he enrolled in the Paris Conservatory, where he studied under Descombe piano and Lavignac solfeggio , but failed to meet minimum requirements and was expelled in Satie departed Paris on November 15, , to join the infantry in Arras, but he found military life distasteful and intentionally courted illness to relieve himself of duty.
His music took on a more academic and rigorous quality, and also began to exhibit the dry wit that would become hallmarks of his style. Many of his compositions received odd titles, especially after , such as Dried up embryos and Three real flabby preludes for a dog. Some of his works also featured odd instructions for the performer, not intended to be taken seriously, as in his piano work, Vexations, which carries the admonition in the score, "To play this motif times in succession, it would be advisable to prepare oneself beforehand, in the deepest silence, by serious immobilities.
He was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where he lived on for several months. He received the last rites of the Catholic Church in his final days, and died on July 1,
Anexo:Composiciones de Erik Satie
Songs[ edit ] The cycle consists of three songs set to whimsical verses by three contemporary French authors. Apart from a general light-hearted tone there are no unifying elements in the music or texts. Satie conceived it for mezzo-soprano voice but it has been successfully performed by soprano and baritone vocalists. La statue de bronze "The Bronze Statue".
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