Dissertation > Art > Music > Instrumental music theory and performance of law > Keyboard, reed music theory and playing method > Piano

Analysis of the Erik Satie’s Sarabandes

Author ChenZuo
Tutor HouKangWei
School Shandong University
Keywords Erik Satie Sarabande Mathematical logic Simplicity
CLC J624.1
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Erik·Satie, one of the most famous French composer in the modern music history. He was considered as his unique music and that almost every musical style have a significant impact on schools’formation and development in the modern music history. However, music historians and critics have never reach agreement on the point of Satie’s artistic achievements and positions in music history.Today, the music academia has basically admitted that Satie’s thinking have had an great contributions to the development of modern music, but there are some big differences on his works’musci value. It is mainly due to Satie’s music works are mostly small size divertimento, and the lack of large track have made a difficult to in-depth research on his techniques and creative ideas, coupled with the innovative approach used by Satie in his music are almost entirely departed from the traditional music theory, there is difficult to determine their real value.As a form of musical genre sarabande has a long history, it arose in the 16th century, reach the pinnacle of glory in the Baroque period and been widely used in Baroque、pre-classical period of music. In the 19th century, with the aesthetic values of society change, sarabande had be forgotten by the musicians, until 1887 Erik·Satie re-use the traditional genres composed the three "Sarabande", while good in retaining the original characteristics of music genres and make music with a modern pioneer in the development of musical ideas.This paper choice Satie’s "Sarabande" as the starting point to analysis techniques of the color of harmony, the construction of mathematical logic and the simplicity of creation techniques, creative vision in the Satie’s music creation techniques, creative vision of the future generations the impact of musical development, and strive to make a positive assessment in the Satie music.

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