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Satie: Parade, Trois Gymnopédies, Etc / Kaltenbach, Et Al


Release Date: 08/31/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554279   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Erik Satie
Conductor:  Jérôme Kaltenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While much has been said about the eccentricities of Erik Satie, he was also an important influence on noteworthy composers like Debussy and Ravel. Satie dropped out of the music conservatory and supported himself by playing piano at a Montmartre cabaret. At the age of 39 he returned to his studies and became a student of D'Indy and Roussel. His meeting in 1915 with playwright Jean Cocteau led to the composition of the ballet 'Parade,' the featured work on this recording. Satie's score is highly original with striking jazz rhythms and the sounds of typewriter, steam whistle and siren. The remainder of the recording is comprised of less controversial works. His ballet collaboration with Pablo Picasso, 'Mercure' is filled with humor, Read more providing a nice contrast to the surreal 'Parade.' Perhaps Satie's most famous compositions are the 'Trois Gymnopédies,' delicate ritual dances that are hypnotically beautiful. The Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy play eloquently and are led by Jérôme Kaltenbach on this Naxos recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Parade by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Jérôme Kaltenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Poirel Hall, Nancy, France 
Length: 15 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Les aventures de Mercure by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Jérôme Kaltenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Poirel Hall, Nancy, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Jérôme Kaltenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Poirel Hall, Nancy, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Relâche by Erik Satie
Conductor:  Jérôme Kaltenbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1997 
Venue:  Poirel Hall, Nancy, France 
Length: 31 Minutes 59 Secs. 

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