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Satie, E.: Piano Works (1906-19); Pièces humouristiques & Other Works
Alessandro Simonetto, Piano

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Total duration: 78:41
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Erik Satie, the visionary French composer and pianist, left an indelible mark on classical music through his innovative and eccentric approach. The album "Satie, E.: Piano Works (1906-19); Pièces humouristiques & Other Works" delves into Satie's genius, characterized by simplicity, humor, and a rejection of traditional norms.
The musical journey unfolds with "Nouvelles pièces froides," where Satie's playful humor is evident in tracks like "Sur un mur," "Sur un arbre," and "Sur un pont." The album spans various periods of Satie's creativity, from the introspective "Musiques intimes et secrètes" to the mythological allure of "Le piège de Méduse" and the dreamlike quality of "Rêveries nocturnes."
Satie's wit resurfaces in whimsical pieces such as "Les pantins dansent," while "Préludes flasques pour un chien" and "Véritables préludes flasques pour un chien" charmingly depict scenes associated with canine companions. "Descriptions automatiques" and "Embryons desséchés" reveal Satie's experimental spirit, exploring unconventional sounds and textures.
The album concludes with storytelling pieces like "Chapitres tournés en tous sens" and "Vieux sequins et vieilles cuirasses," highlighting Satie's ability to convey vivid narratives through music. His genius lies not only in technical innovation but also in a profound understanding of emotion and storytelling. The enduring appeal of "Satie, E.: Piano Works (1906-19); Pièces humouristiques & Other Works" lies in Satie's capacity to capture the essence of the human experience through his enigmatic and timeless compositions.
Erik Satie's transformative compositions, as showcased in the album "Satie, E.: Piano Works (1906-19); Pièces humouristiques & Other Works," have left an enduring legacy in classical music. The exploration of Satie's genius takes listeners on a captivating journey through various moods and styles, from playful humor to introspective contemplation.
Notably, Alessandro Simonetto's performances of Satie's works have received acclaim from critics. Described as skillful and nuanced, Simonetto brings out the subtleties and depth of Satie's compositions. Critics highlight his ability to capture the essence of Satie's enigmatic pieces, providing an absorbing and meditative stillness. With excellent sound quality and a profound connection to the music, Simonetto's interpretations enhance the timeless appeal of Satie's genius, inviting listeners to appreciate the boundless creativity of both composer and performer.

Piano Works (1906-19); Pièces humouristiques & Other Works
Alessandro Simonetto, Piano

Prod. No.: 357 / 2022
Cat. No: OC22092B
UPC: 685071288597
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Saletta acustica 'Eric James', Pove del Grappa, 2022

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
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Artwork: OnClassical

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Instrument(s) used: Steinway & Sohns D-274 piano, 'Audi-O'

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