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Satie For Relaxation - Dickinson, Allen, Stoltzman, Et Al


Release Date: 03/07/2000 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 66153   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter DickinsonJohn WhiteIkuyo Kamiya
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The playfully mischievous and the lyrically lush swirl together in the unfussy musical language of Erik Satie. The notion of his music as relaxing background music would have no doubt appealed to Satie, who conceived of "furniture music" which could be "part of the surrounding noises...melodious, softening the clatter of knives and forks, without imposing itself." This present recording serves up a most satisfying meal of Satie's musical dishes, the main course being the charming and restrained performances of Peter Dickinson on piano. Dessert is undoubtedly the transcriptions of numbers 1 and 2 of the Gymnopédies. The transcription of the first, arranged for clarinet and harp, enjoys the beautiful tone and impeccable musicianship of Read more clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. The combination of recorder and guitar in the transcription of the second of the Gymnopédies transforms the piece: Michala Petri modulates the sound of the recorder in such a way as to make it sound almost like an accordion at a Parisian cafe. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 2, Lent et triste by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 3, Lent et grave by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4. Le piège de Méduse by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5. Caresse by Erik Satie
Performer:  John White (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1897; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Richard Stoltzman 
6. Poudre d'or by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1901; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7. Rêverie du pauvre by Erik Satie
Performer:  John White (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
9. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 2, Avec étonnement by Erik Satie
Performer:  Ikuyo Kamiya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
10. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 3, Lent by Erik Satie
Performer:  Ikuyo Kamiya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
11. Chapitres tournés en tous sens: Le porteur de grosses pierres by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
12. Prélude en tapisserie by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13. Je te veux for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1900; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
14. Nouvelles pièces froides by Erik Satie
Performer:  Peter Dickinson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1897-1910; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
15. Prélude de la porte héroïque du ciel by Erik Satie
Performer:  John White (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
16. Nocturnes (5) for Piano: no 2, Simplement by Erik Satie
Performer:  Ikuyo Kamiya (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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