It was after the scandal caused by his wonderful ballet Parade, which caused a riot at its Diaghilev-produced premiere in 1917 (with set and costumes by Picasso and writing by Cocteau). After the critics condemned the artistic collaborators as the "three Boches" (Germans), Satie fired off a few "incautious" postcards to the critics and was sued for "public injury and defamation of character," and given a sentence of a week in jail (later suspended).
I don't like the piece (Parade: terribly discordant) but I do love his "Trois Gymnopédies" - discovered them after watching Dinner with Andre.
The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution
Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul
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