Patrice Contamine de Latour

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Patrice Contamine de Latour
De Latour, from La presse française au vingtième siècle, in 1901
De Latour, from La presse française au vingtième siècle, in 1901
BornJosé Maria Vicente Ferrer Francisco de Paola Patricio Manuel Contamine
(1867-03-17)17 March 1867
Tarragona, Spain
Died24 May 1926(1926-05-24) (aged 59)
Paris, France
OccupationPoet

Patrice Contamine de Latour (17 March 1867 – 24 May 1926),[1] born in Tarragona as José Maria Vicente Ferrer Francisco de Paola Patricio Manuel Contamine and published as J. P. Contamine de Latour,[2] was a Spanish poet who lived in Paris.

He was a friend of composer Erik Satie, whose famous piano suites Sarabandes (1887) and Gymnopédies (1888) were inspired by his poetry. Satie wrote a short comic opera with text by de Latour written under the pseudonym "Lord Cheminot",[2] and also composed the piano piece The Dreamy Fish to accompany a lost tale by de Latour.[3][4]

Latour died in Paris.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Revue internationale de musique française, Éditions Slatkine [fr] (1987), issues 22–24, p. 18, ISBN 9782852030343
  2. ^ a b Orledge, Robert (1990-10-26). Satie the Composer. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521350372.
  3. ^ Steven Moore Whiting, Satie the Bohemian: From Cabaret to Concert Hall, Clarendon Press 1999 p.259
  4. ^ Guerrieri, Matthew (10 Mar 2017). "Satie and Latour, a Parisian friendship of free spirits". The Boston Globe.