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Ogawa plays Erik Satie on an 1890 Erard Piano, Vol. 2


Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2225  
Composer:  Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Released in 2016 - the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie - the first volume of the series was warmly greeted by reviewers worldwide, who paised the clarity of Noriko Ogawa's interpretations as well as teh crystalline sound of her chosen instrument, an Erard grand piano from 1890. Like its predecessor, this second instalment takes in music from different phases of the composer's career, including the very early Three Sarabandes from 1887. A few years later Satie became involved with an esoteric society called ''The Catholic Rosy Cross of the Temple and the Grail'' for which he composed works such as the Sonneries de la Rose+Crois. Throughout his life, Satie identified strongly with children and famously said of himself that he Read more ''came into the world very young, in an age that was very old''. In 1913, during what is often termed his ''humorous'' period he composed the four sets of children's pieces included on this album. Hailing from the same period are the two sets of ''Flabby preludes for a dog'' as well as the suite Sports et divertissements. Often regarded as one of the finest examples of Satie's art, this consists of a prelude and 20 musical snapshots depicting different sports and leisure activities, including golf, fishing and dancing. The suite was first published as a collector's album, accompanied by illustrations by Charles Martin and Satie's own prose poetry and calligraphy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prélude de la porte héroïque du ciel by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; France 
2.
Sports et divertissements by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
3.
Sarabandes (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
4.
Préludes flasques (4) (pour un chien) by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
5.
Véritables préludes flasques (3) (pour un chien) by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
6.
Sonneries (3) de la Rose + Croix by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; France 
7.
Menus propos enfantins by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
8.
Enfantillages pittoresques by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
9.
Préludes (3) du fils des étoiles by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
10.
Peccadilles importunes by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
11.
Nouvelles pièces enfantines by Erik Satie
Performer:  Noriko Ogawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 

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