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FULL Geneviève de Brabant (Erik Satie) Alessandria 2020 Angelica Lapadula

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  • Date Published: 2023  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 3 Audio:3
  • Subtitles: yessubs, essubs, gensubs  
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Geneviève de Brabant is a theatre piece composed around 1900 by Erik Satie. The score was intended as incidental music for a three-act comedy in verse and prose by J. P. Contamine de Latour (writing under the pseudonym “Lord Cheminot”), based on the medieval legend of Genevieve of Brabant. Unproduced at the time, its existence was not discovered until after Satie’s death in 1925.

Neither author left any indication of how the work should be staged. It was premiered as an “opera for marionettes” at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris on May 17, 1926. The conductor was Roger Désormière, who arranged the original piano score for orchestra. As performed today, Geneviève de Brabant retains Satie’s music but the narrative is a truncated hodgepodge of Latour’s sung arias and spoken interpolations by others.

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