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 an influential artist in the late 19th- and early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, 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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Erik Satie Tracks

Erik Satie
Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major

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Trois morceaux en forme de poire (Maniere de commencement)
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Trois morceaux en forme de poire (Maniere de commencement)
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Les Anges (Trois Mélodies)
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Les Anges (Trois Mélodies)
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Gymnopedie NUmber 1
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Gymnopedie NUmber 1
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Gymnopedie No.2
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Gymnopedie No.2
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Gnossienne No 1
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Gnossienne No 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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La Belle Excentrique
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La Belle Excentrique

La Belle Excentrique

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Pianoduo Kolacny
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Le Golf (Sports et divertissements)
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Le Golf (Sports et divertissements)
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Rêverie du pauvre
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Rêverie du pauvre
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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3 Danses de travers (Pieces froides)
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3 Danses de travers (Pieces froides)
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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.3
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Gnossienne No.3
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Gnossienne No.1
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Gnossienne No.1
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Poudre d'or, waltz for piano
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Poudre d'or, waltz for piano
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Gnossienne No. 1
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Gnossienne No. 1
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Trois Melodies: No.1 Les Anges
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Trois Melodies: No.1 Les Anges
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Gymnopedie No.1
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Gymnopedie No.1
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Parade
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Parade
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Chapitres tournés en tous sens
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Chapitres tournés en tous sens
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Gnossienne No 5
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Gnossienne No 5
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Jack-in-the-box pantomime
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Jack-in-the-box pantomime
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3 Gymnopedies for piano; no.1 in D major
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3 Gymnopedies for piano; no.1 in D major

3 Gymnopedies for piano; no.1 in D major

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Plïnkï Plønkï
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Je te veux
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Je te veux
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Lent
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Lent
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Je te veux
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Je te veux
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Gymnopedies
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Gymnopedies
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Elegie (3 Melodies)
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Elegie (3 Melodies)
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Gymnopédie
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Gymnopédie
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Trois morceaux en forme de poire
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Trois morceaux en forme de poire
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Reflection on Sévère réprimande
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Reflection on Sévère réprimande
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Veritables Preludes Flasques (pour un chien)
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Veritables Preludes Flasques (pour un chien)
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Le poisson rêveur
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Le poisson rêveur
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Gymnopedie no. 1
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Gymnopedie no. 1
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Je te veux
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Je te veux
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Perpetual Tango (Sports et Divertissements)
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Perpetual Tango (Sports et Divertissements)
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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
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Erik Satie
Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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Gymnopédie No 1 in D major
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The Angels (3 Melodies)
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The Angels (3 Melodies)
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Élégie (Trois mélodies)
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Élégie (Trois mélodies)
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Gnossienne no.1
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Gnossienne no.1
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Poudre d'or
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Poudre d'or
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Le piège de Meduse
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Le piège de Meduse
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Gymnopedie Rhif 1
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Gymnopedie Rhif 1
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Proms 2016: PCM 3
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Cadogan Hall, London
2016-08-01T08:09:49
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Proms 2016: PCM 3

Proms 2016: PCM 3

Cadogan Hall, London

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