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Michel

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Erik Satie
« on: May 31, 2007, 01:14:26 PM »
Isn't he great!

I've been listening to nothing else for days as i haven't heard him before.

lukeottevanger

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 01:25:26 PM »
He is great, indeed, though more for what he opened up (not just to Debussy, Ravel, Poulenc and the Arceuil school but also, even, to John Cage, who he influenced deeply), than for his music. There are, probably, only a few really, truly strong pieces (Socrate, the Nocturnes, Sports et Divertissements, Pieces en forme de poire, and actually the famous earlier pieces too - Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes, Sarabandes). However, I wouldn't willingly exchange these ones for anything.

He's a fascinating figure, much misunderstood, and admirable on a personal level in so many ways (witness his going back to the conservatoire in all humility at a late age; in general witness the strength of character that enabled him to live the life he did, isolated in Arceuil). Also among the most anecdote-ridden of composers! Get hold of Rollo Myers' old biography. It's the only one I've read, it may be superceded by later ones, but it comes from very close to the source and feels genuine and passionate.
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Mark

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 01:29:59 PM »
Didn't he get seven suits of clothes made, all in yellow, so he could wear one every day of the week?

I agree, btw, great music.

Choo Choo

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007, 01:30:47 PM »
What of his have you been listening to, Michel?

There's an ultracheap VoxBox with not-bad performances of most of the "name" works - including my nomination for what has to be about the cheeriest piece of music extant: La belle excentrique (a music-hall dance suite).

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2007, 01:38:18 PM »
Yep, count me as a fan too.

I only have one disc being a comp performed by Ronan O'Hora.

I usually spin this disk on a sunday afternoon as its very relaxing  :)
'I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells, listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass, and wondered how any one could ever imagine unquiet slumbers for the sleepers in that quiet earth.' ~ Emily Bronte

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2007, 01:48:13 PM »
The most gorgeously played Gymnopedie No. 1 is to be found on this fantastic disc (amongst other delights):

http://www.amazon.com/Naida-Cole-Emmanuel-Chabrier/dp/B000058TAN/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-5908801-4745533?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1180652284&sr=8-2
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karlhenning

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 02:26:53 PM »
Socrate!

lukeottevanger

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2007, 03:45:36 AM »
Socrate!
dude...



I find it hard to read Karl's pithy exclamation without being reminded of this seminal work of modern cinema

George

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2007, 04:29:31 AM »
I am another big fan of Satie. I love everything I have heard from him.

Queffelec, Roge are great interpreters.
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Hector

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2007, 05:04:01 AM »
The most gorgeously played Gymnopedie No. 1 is to be found on this fantastic disc (amongst other delights):

http://www.amazon.com/Naida-Cole-Emmanuel-Chabrier/dp/B000058TAN/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/104-5908801-4745533?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1180652284&sr=8-2

One piece of Satie. :'(

However, I cannot wait to hear Gospard de le nuit. Is it the gospard according to Gaspard, do you know?

karlhenning

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2007, 05:05:18 AM »
Quefflec

Looks like a slangy Canadian indelicacy  8)

Philoctetes

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007, 02:04:57 PM »
Need to bump up this thread.
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George

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Re: Erik Satie
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Kullervo

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Re: Erik Satie
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Symphonien

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2007, 10:43:51 PM »
Why?

Because no-one else seems to like Satie.
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Hector

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2007, 03:29:33 AM »
Because no-one else seems to like Satie.

Perhaps he should have changed his name to Bruckner, there would be pages and pages, by now!

Kullervo

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2007, 04:25:46 AM »
This thread is pretty similar to a piece by Satie -- it's very short and nothing important is being said.  >:D

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2007, 04:28:07 AM »
This thread is pretty similar to a piece by Satie -- it's very short and nothing important is being said.  >:D

Satie's pieces may be short, but every second seems like a year when listening to them.

Hector

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2007, 04:40:17 AM »
Satie's pieces may be short, but every second seems like a year when listening to them.

Unlike Wagner, of course, where every minute seems like a millenium (I know he would approve, though).

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Re: Erik Satie
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2007, 04:42:57 AM »
Unlike Wagner, of course, where every minute seems like a millenium (I know he would approve, though).

Especially if Reginald Goodall is conducting. Then it becomes interminable.