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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Satie, Erik Alfred Leslie 1866-1925. French composer who rebelled against romanticism with his unorthodox and often whimsical compositions, such as Socrate (1918).

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  • n. French composer noted for his experimentalism and rejection of Romanticism (1866-1925)

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Examples

  • He didn't need to, Appadoo added, as he recounted the hours prior to Mangar's arrest Thursday night on charges he bludgeoned his wife Jaiwanti "Satie" Mangar to death this past weekend.

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  • On Saturday, under the Dancing City umbrella, dancers from English National Ballet perform Hans van Manen's Trois Gnossiennes, set to Satie's score; while at the other extreme, Motionhouse stages a work with cranes and a JCB digger.

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  • The original 15-minute solo remains a point of reference; in Andy Cowton's additional music you hear phrases from Satie played on a gamut of different instruments and sounds; while the original spiralling line of Proietto's solo blossoms through duets and trios.

    Russell Maliphant Company

  • Andy Cowton's score, meanwhile, fights a losing battle with the memory of the Satie.

    Russell Maliphant company

  • Apollinaire was certainly there, making notes, with Satie, making comments.

    Diaghilev: Lord of the dance

  • Strange, because this Olympian of the imagination commissioned music by Stravinsky and Satie, costumes, designs, props and posters by Chanel, Bakst, Cocteau, Braque and Matisse, and employed dancers such as Vaslav Nijinsky and Lydia Lopokhova (who married Bloomsbury's John Maynard Keynes.)

    Beauty of the Ballets Russes

  • Because their work is performed on the solo piano quite sensitively by Laurence Rosenthal, it is likely to remind us of the work of Erik Satie, but whereas the French composer is cryptic, these pieces have a sense of wonder..

    Howard Kissel: Hidden Treasures

  • That spring day, all I discovered was a blue Parisian plaque on the wall: Satie lived and composed here.

    A Writer's Ghostly Inspirations

  • I was initially disappointed, for instance, when I misread my guide book and arrived at the closed museum dedicated to the great 19th-century composer Erik Satie in Montmartre, Paris.

    A Writer's Ghostly Inspirations

  • An unopened bag of marbles went onto the piano strings, as well as springs and what looked like chopsticks, followed by a collection of ping-pong balls that bounced around like popping corn; Mr. Bertelsmann played with artistry and good humor, evoking Erik Satie and Steve Reich more so than John Cage's works for prepared piano.

    Prepared for the Unexpected

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