Princesse Edmond de Polignac: A Difficult Case for Dorf

Both readings by Dorf on Princesse Edmond de Polignac and Satie’s Socrate and Moore on Poulenc provide very interesting hypotheses and insights on sexuality in music. While I think that Moore clearly gives a more successful argument on his case, his topic of...

Société Nationale de Musique: what happened in the 20s?

As we came across it many times in class readings, my research subject Société Nationale de Musique seemed to be easy to approach. However, when I tried to look at the music society in the 20s exclusively, things started to get confusing. Société Nationale de Musique...

Negrophilia: Orientalism and Lipstick Effect

Reading and studying about Negrophilia keep reminding me about the idea of Orientalism and that to what extent Parisian’s Negrophilia bears similarities to Orientalism, another aesthetic wave of appreciating the Other happened some decades ago before 1920s. An...