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Satie: Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1 / Horvath


Release Date: 05/12/2017 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 761  
Composer:  Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Always inventive and innovation-seeking, Erik Satie's earliest works show traces of Chopin as an influence but he soon came to reject virtuosity and tradition, choosing instead to remain with the quintessentially French traits of simplicity, clarity, precision, elegance and economy. Satie's hautingly beautiful floating melodies and modal tonalities are unforgettably compelling, combining bygone classical ages with Parisian sophistication. This landmark recording uses both a new and corrected edition of Satie' smusic and Cosima Wagner's own 1881 Erard piano, his instrument maker of choice. Recognized as a leading interpreter of Liszt's music, Nicola Horvath has in recen tyears become one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Read more Holder of a number of awards, including First Prize of the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono International Competitions, he frequently organizes events and concerts of unusual length, sometimes over twelve hours, such as Philip Glass' complete piano music or Erik Satie's Vexations, and composers from a number of countries have written for him. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Allegro for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
2.
Valse-Ballet by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
3.
Fantasie-valse by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
4.
Quartet No. 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
5.
Quartet No. 2 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
6.
Ogives (4) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
7.
Sarabandes (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
8.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
9.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 5, Modéré by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
10.
Chanson Hongroise by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
11.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
12.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 2, Avec étonnement by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
13.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 3, Lent by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; France 
14.
Premičre pensée Rose + Croix by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
15.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 4, Lent by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
16.
Leitmotiv du "Panthee" by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 
17.
Sonneries (3) de la Rose + Croix by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
18.
Gnossienne for Piano no 7 by Erik Satie
Performer:  Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; France 

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