Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes: and Other Works for Piano: (Sheet Music)

Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes: and Other Works for Piano: (Sheet Music)

by Erik Satie


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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 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 Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes, the pieces reproduced here include Sarabandes, Pièces froides, Poudre d'or, En habit de cheval, Morceaux en forme de poire, Embryons desséchés, Aperçus désagreables, Descriptions automatiques, and more.
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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486259789
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/01/1989
Series: Dover Music for Piano Series
Edition description: Reprints
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 462,135
Product dimensions: 8.96(w) x 11.87(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

  No. 1
  No. 2
  No. 3
Gymnopédies [Gymnopaidiai]
  No. 1
  No. 2
  No. 3
Trois Gnossiennes [Three Dances of Knosos (?)]
  No. 1
  No. 2
  No. 3
Le Fils des Etoiles: Wagnérie Kaldéenne du Sâr Péladan [The Son of the Stars: A Chaldean Wagnery by Sâr Péladan]
  Prélude du 1er Acte: La Vocation
  Prélude du 2e Acte: L'Initiation
  Prélude du 3e Acte: L'Incantation
Sonneries de la Rose + Croix [Trumpet Calls of the Rose + Cross]
  Air de l'Ordre
  Air du Grand Maître
  Air du Grand Prieur
Prélude de La Porte Héroïque du Ciel [Prelude to The Heroic Gate of Heaven]
Pièces Froides [Cold Pieces]
  Airs à Faire Fuir I
  Airs à Faire Fuir II
  Airs à Faire Fuir III
  Danses de Travers I
  Danses de Travers II
  Danses de Travers III
Poudre d'Or [Gold Dust]
3 Morceaux en Forme de Poire (à 4 mains) avec une Manière de Commencement, une Prolongation du même & un En Plus, suivi d'une Redite [3 Pieces in Pear Form (for four hands) with a Bay Way of a Beginning, an Extension of the Same, and an In Addition, followed by a Repetition]
  Manière de Commencement
  Prolongation du Même I
  Prolongation du Même II
  Prolongation du Même III
  En Plus
En Habit de Cheval [In Riding Habit] (four hands)
  Fugue Litanique
  Autre Choral
  Fugue de Papier
Apercus Désagréabkes [Unpleasant Observations] (four hands)
Véritables Préludes Flasques (pour un chien) [Genuine Flabby Preludes (for a dog)]
  Sévère Réprimande
  Seul à la Maison
  On Joue
Descriptions Automatiques [Automatic Descriptions]
  Sur un Vaisseau
  Sur une Lanterne
  Sur un Casque
Embryons Desséchés [Dried Embryos]
I: d'Holothurie
II: d'Edriophthalma
III. de Podophthalma
Croquis et Agaceries d'un Gros Bonhomme en Bois [Sketches and Provocations of a Portly Wooden Mannikin]
  No. 1: Tryrolienne Turque
  No. 2: Danse Maigre (à la Manière de Ces Messieurs)
  No. 3: Españaña
Chapitres Tournés en Tous Sens [Chapters Turned Every Which Way]
  Celle Qui Parle Trop
  Le Porteur de Grosses Pierres
  Regrets des Enfermés (Jonas et Latude)
Vieux Sequins et Vieilles Cuirasses [Old Sequins and Old Breastplates]
I: "Chez le Marchand d'Or (Venise, XIIIe Siècle)"
II: Danse Cuirassée (Période Grecque)
III. La Défaite des Cimbres (Cauchemar)

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