Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano

Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano #2020

Gymnop dies Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano In his piano works especially Erik Satie was a witty musical caricaturist The eccentric French composer loved to satirize academic rules in general and the impressionistic titles of Debussy
  • Title: Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano
  • Author: Erik Satie
  • ISBN: 9780486259789
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his piano works especially, Erik Satie 1866 1925 was a witty musical caricaturist The eccentric French composer loved to satirize academic rules in general and the impressionistic titles of Debussy s compositions in particular, giving his own works such surrealistic names as Pieces in Pear Form and Dried Embryos, and annotating them with equally bizarre musical direcIn his piano works especially, Erik Satie 1866 1925 was a witty musical caricaturist The eccentric French composer loved to satirize academic rules in general and the impressionistic titles of Debussy s compositions in particular, giving his own works such surrealistic names as Pieces in Pear Form and Dried Embryos, and annotating them with equally bizarre musical directions Tres neuf heures du matin Very nine in the morning , Corpulentus Corpulent , and so on His comic spirit is equally embodied in the music itself, as this delightful selection of seventeen piano works amply proves They are as spare, lively, and capricious as they are hauntingly melodic In addition to the well known Gymnop dies and Gnossiennes, the pieces reproduced here include Sarabandes, Pi ces froides, Poudre d or, En habit de cheval, Morceaux en forme de poire, Embryons dess ch s, Aper us d sagreables, Descriptions automatiques, and .This volume, the largest collection of Satie s piano works yet published, has been reprinted on fine quality paper from authoritative original editions, and sturdily bound to provide you a lifetime of study and enjoyment In its pages are some of the most original and appealing achievements of a turbulent era in music, compositions that influenced such modern masters as Ravel, Milhaud, and Poulenc.
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    Erik Satie wrote some of my favorite piano music of the 20th century.Reproduced here in this boook are a selection of a number of his most famous and most beautiful piano pieces.Some of them seem extremely simple to play there are a handful here that I, an untrained piano player, can almost play, with much practice, at an excruciatingly slow tempo.Other of the pieces would seem to be next to impossible for a human being to play without assistance of one kind or another What s interesting about S [...]

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