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In nearly every period in musical history that is marked by dramatic change in thought and composition, there emerge figures whose contribution lies more in the philosophical and aesthetic influence than in the actual music they produced. It was true of the Florentine Camerata, whose influence did not reach musical fruition until Monteverdi. In late nineteenth and early twentieth century France, Erik Satie was a harbinger of directions French music was to take in the next fifty years. Although his music exhibits many advanced techniques, ideas revealed in Satie’s writings and conversations with artists of all media were influential in the composition of almost every important French composer, and of many non-French composers from 1900 to the present day.
Peters, Lindsey, "Erik Satie and his influence on music in France in the twentieth century" (1968). Honors Theses. 1028.