Erik Satie
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1866-05-17
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Erik Satie

Erik Satie Biography (Wikipedia)

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, Surrealism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.

An eccentric, Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Later, he also referred to himself as a "phonometrician" (meaning "someone who measures sounds"), preferring this designation to that of "musician", after having been called "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

In addition to his body of music, Satie was "a thinker with a gift of eloquence" who left a remarkable set of writings, having contributed work for a range of publications, from the dadaist 391 to the American culture chronicle Vanity Fair. Although in later life he prided himself on publishing his work under his own name, in the late 19th century he appears to have used pseudonyms such as Virginie Lebeau and François de Paule in some of his published writings.

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A New Satiesfaction (Gymnopedie No.1)
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A New Satiesfaction (Gymnopedie No.1)
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Le piège de Meduse
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Le piège de Meduse
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Gymnopedie No 3
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Gymnopedie No 3
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Gymnopedie No 1
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Gymnopedie No 1
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La Belle Excentrique
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La Belle Excentrique

La Belle Excentrique

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Ensemble
Pianoduo Kolacny
Erik Satie
Reflections on Idylle
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Reflections on Idylle
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Je te veux
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Je te veux
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Gnossienne No.1
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Gnossienne No.1
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Pieces Froids: Danses de travers
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Pieces Froids: Danses de travers
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Jack-in-the-box pantomime [orig. for piano duet] (Prelude; Entr'acte; Finale)
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Jack-in-the-box pantomime [orig. for piano duet] (Prelude; Entr'acte; Finale)
Erik Satie
Gnossienne No. 3
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Gnossienne No. 3

Gnossienne No. 3

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Performer
Orchestra
Guy Barker Orchestra
Conductor
Erik Satie
Poudre d'or
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Poudre d'or
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Gnossienne no 1 for piano
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Gnossienne no 1 for piano
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Lent
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Lent
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Gnossienne No 1
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Gnossienne No 1
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Gnossienne No 1 in F minor (Gnossiennes, Set 1)
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Gnossienne No 1 in F minor (Gnossiennes, Set 1)
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Gymnopédie No 3 in A minor
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Gymnopédie No 3 in A minor
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Sarabande No. 3 in B-Flat Minor
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Sarabande No. 3 in B-Flat Minor
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Reflections on Idylle
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Reflections on Idylle
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Idylle à Debussy (Avant-dernières pensées)
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Idylle à Debussy (Avant-dernières pensées)
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Le Picadilly
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Le Picadilly
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Je te veux
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Je te veux
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Le Tango (Sports et divertissements)
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Le Tango (Sports et divertissements)
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Prière pour le salut de mon âme (from Messe des Pauvres)
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Prière pour le salut de mon âme (from Messe des Pauvres)
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Jack in the Box
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Jack in the Box
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Gnossienne No 2 in C major (Trois Gnossiennes, Set 1)
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Gnossienne No 2 in C major (Trois Gnossiennes, Set 1)
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Gnossienne No 1
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Gnossienne No 1
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Je te veux
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Je te veux
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gnossienne no.1
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Gnossienne no.1
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3 Gymnopedies
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3 Gymnopedies
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Three melodies with texts by J.P.Contamine de La Tour
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Three melodies with texts by J.P.Contamine de La Tour

Three melodies with texts by J.P.Contamine de La Tour

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Performer
Hanne Hohwu
Merte Grosbol
Peter Lodahl
Merete Hoffman
Choir
Jutland Chamber Choir
Conductor
Erik Satie
Acrobates (Parade)
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Acrobates (Parade)

Acrobates (Parade)

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Orchestra
New London Orchestra
Conductor
Erik Satie
Parade
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Parade

Parade

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Orchestra
New London Orchestra
Conductor
Erik Satie
Caresse
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Caresse
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Gnossienne No. 1
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Gnossienne No. 1
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Gnossienne No 4 ("The Others")
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Gnossienne No 4 ("The Others")
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Proms 2016: PCM 3
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Cadogan Hall, London
2016-08-01T07:30:26
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Proms 2016: PCM 3

Proms 2016: PCM 3

Cadogan Hall, London

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