3 Gymnopedies & 3 Gnossiennes “By Erik Satie (). Edited by Murray Baylor. For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterworks. Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie No 1 might be a pop classic, but there’s much, much more to the fascinating and eccentric French composer. Get a free MP3 of Erik Satie – Gymnopedie No. 1. And don’t forget to sign up for the new Daily Download newsletter so you never miss a free.

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You are now listening to. With no such film yet in existence Mike Leigh? His claim that he only ever ate food that was white. Contamine de Latour, and it remains unclear whether the poem or the music was written first.

Gymnoopedies same approach applied to Satie’s other pieces, and he experimented with avant-garde compositional touches like directing that his piece Vexations be played times in a row.

The melodies of the pieces use deliberate, but mild, dissonances against the harmony, producing a piquant, melancholy effect that matches the performance instructions, which are to play each piece “painfully” douloureux”sadly” tristeor “gravely” grave.

The idea of music not meant for the foreground wasn’t new Haydn, for example, knew darn well his chamber music wasn’t always going to command rapt attentionbut Satie deliberately structured some of his compositions to be repetitive and unobtrusive, while substantial enough to gymnnopedies more of a presence than a ticking clock. The stories of his peculiarity are legion.

Performed by Robin Alciatore. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. InDebussy published an orchestration that brought an impressionistic touch to bear gymhopedies Satie’s music, illustrating a facility for achieving great effect with spare, spacious instrumental color.


Problems playing this file? John Cage was a passionate fan of Satie’s, and through Cage as well as other mid-century figures, Satie helped provide the template for what we now call “ambient music. Show 25 25 50 All. Claude Debussywhose popularity was rising at the time, helped draw public attention to the work of his friend. The pieces’ title came from a made-up profession Satie invented for himself when asked what his occupation was.

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Lent et douloureux Performed by Robin Alciatore. The pieces were accompanied by a piece of verse written by Satie’s friend J. Satie’s first became Debussy’s third, and vice versa. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat Slanting and shadow-cutting a bursting stream Trickled in gusts of gold on the shiny flagstone Where the amber atoms in the fire gleaming Mingled their sarabande with the gymnopaedia. The one-man religious sect he established in Montmartre in the s.

Among the repertoire’s great composers, Satie wasn’t exactly a prodigy: When friends entered after his death, they witnessed indescribable squalor.

It is no coincidence that some of his closest friends, latterly, were radical artists such as Man Ray, Brancusi and Duchamp, or a much younger, go-ahead set of Paris-based composers such as Les Six. The ambient music of Brian Eno, the entire genre of new age music, and vast swaths of electronic music spanning genres owe a debt to Satie. The Loves of Salammbo film Salammbo: From Cabaret to Concert Hall. Views Read Edit View history. Cambridge University Press,p.

My piece of work — which has eventually acquired the title Erik Satie: The purchase of seven identical, grey velvet corduroy suits which he proceeded to wear, with no variation, for 10 years.


Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The work’s unusual title comes from the French form of gymnopaediathe ancient Greek word for an annual festival where young men danced naked — or perhaps simply unarmed. It’s appealing music, certainly — but it’s also unique, in a way that’s made it at once highly popular and highly influential.

Memoirs of a Pear-Shaped Life — is an act of assembly, the weaving of carefully-selected and -placed – music into a tapestry of text. Cage seized on Satie’s concept of musique d’ameublementa French term often translated as “furniture music” — in other words, background music.

And the most extraordinary, sahie Satie-fact of all: Battle for Carthage video game. Some of what we hear from him is taken from recollections and observations by close friends, such as his Montmartre chum and collaborator, writer JP Contamine de Latour.

Retrieved 18 Gtmnopedies However, it remains uncertain whether the poem was composed before the music. Some of what Satie says is very much him, verbatim; he left a wealth of letters and other, sometimes impenetrably bizarre writings. Order by newest oldest recommendations. And then there is a reasonable amount of text by me — perhaps more than I expected when I sxtie out, because, perhaps optimistically, I thought that with all the rich Satie-and-friends source material, it would merely be a cut-and-paste job.

For the Ancient Greek festival and dance, see Gymnopaedia.

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