Five W’s and an H

Most of us, I would assume, are familiar with the old mnemonic device “five W’s and an H.” I remember learning it in 1st grade, and thought it was both painfully boring and absurdly obvious for something that we had to learn in school. I would much...

Satie the Satirist

Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a French composer from Normandy; he studied at the Paris Conservatory (which he despised) and in 1887 left his music publisher and amateur composer father and his stepmother (whom he found unbearable) to live in Montmartre (link to map), the...

State of the Research

After having taken a week (and a few days) to ease my way into the world of 1924 Paris, the major players in the field of music performance and composition of the time, and the scholarship that exists around these, I can confidently say that I know absolutely nothing...

How do I fit in?

As someone looking to move into the world of music education, it might be somewhat odd to think that I would be working on an archival research project on 1924 Paris, even if it does focus on the music scene of the time. However, I have done a fair amount of prior...