Satie’s great champion has died, at 93

Satie’s great champion has died, at 93


norman lebrecht

August 17, 2020

The Italian writer Ornella Volta, a friend of Fellini and Pasolini, died in Paris on August 16 at an advanced age.

In 1981 she founded the Archives of the Erik Satie Foundation, becoming the ecentric composer’s greatest expert and advocate.



  • Nicolas Horvath says:

    This is such a terrible new…. i loved our talk, and the nice way she would share all her material for my works (and most of the time, giving me much more than i hopped/wished/imagined….. you will be missed terribly Ornella….