Erik Satie Obscure Classical Composers: Erik Satie

By Monkey on Wednesday, November 25, 1998 - 12:25 pm:

    Right, he's not obscure, but he is the most charming composer ever to grace the eyes and ears! Are there any pieces more enjoyable to play than "Dried Embryos" or "Chapters Turned Every Which Way?" The man was a genius, and it's inexpressably delightful to perform pieces that have storylines only the pianist may know (Satie himself forbade anyone to read his notes to the audience and said "no dispensations shall be granted").

    Sadly, he died in poverty, as did most of the world's true artists. *sigh*

By A deceased guy on Wednesday, November 25, 1998 - 12:44 pm:

    WOW ! I died in poverty, too !

By Jean cocteau on Thursday, December 3, 1998 - 06:08 pm:

    you are on target. satie is the essence of musical joy

By Dougie on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 09:07 am:

    The Gnossienes are very nice. Heard them for the first time on the radio yesterday. I tried to go to that site that Mark had posted to download them, but looks like it's out of business. Damn their oily hides.

By Spider on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 10:16 am:

    Hey, I posted the original post.

    The Gnossienes are indeed very nice. I have a book of Satie's sheet music that I had to special order - other than the Gymnopedies, sheet music to his other pieces seems to be rare.

By Dougie on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 10:33 am:

    You're Monkey too? Spider Monkey?

    Yeah, I'll probably spring for it.

    That was really cool. Everything was in PDF format, and they had some good stuff -- got the Bach English Suites which I didn't have. Should've downloaded a lot more. I guess you always figure a site will be there tomorrow.

By Spider on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 11:14 am:

    I think I was Monkey for that one post. I used to be a lot of things.

By pez on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 02:11 am:

    gynopedies (#1) transcribed for flute is one of the first real solos i ever did.

    it takes a lot of breath control to play that one.

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