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Author Weiser, Daniel Eric
Title The visual stimulus: The influence of the visual arts on the musical compositions of Emmanuel Chabrier, Erik Satie, and Francis Poulenc (France)
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Descript 120 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 59-05, Section: A, page: 1396
Adviser: Ray Sprenkle
Thesis (D.M.A.)--Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, 1998
An interdisciplinary examination of the impact of the visual arts on three French composers in the period from 1870-1940. Chabrier, Satie, and Poulenc all had strong associations with avant-garde artists of their time and a profound understanding of the new ideas and techniques being explored in the visual realm. Their desire to translate some of these aesthetic concepts into music provided an important impetus for all three men in their compositional experimentation. Chabrier's open-ended harmonies have their parallel in luminous Impressionist painting, Satie found inspiration in the oddly juxtaposed fragments of Cubism and the absurdity of Dadaism, while Poulenc looked to Matisse and Dufy as models for his refined simplicity. This common affinity for painting and sculpture was a vital element in helping to push French music away from the previously dominant emotion-laden Germanic model and towards a more distinctly French style based on clarity, brevity, and pure sonic charm
School code: 0453
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Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 59-05A
Subject Music
Art History
Fine Arts
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Alt Author Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
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