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Satie: Piano Works / Aldo Ciccolini


Release Date: 01/23/1992 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67282   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"It's simple: in his various realizations of the piano music of Erik Satie, Aldo Ciccolini set a standard that has yet to be bettered. This compilation, drawn from recordings made between 1966 and 1971, is consequently the best of the best... Ciccolini's playing is pliant and graceful, and under his fingers the music seems to breathe and come alive. What more could a composer or a listener want? --Ted Libbey, NPR Guide

"For all the delight Satie takes in shocking the musical establishment, an inner stillness and purity lies in his art that in the right hands can be very touching...Ciccolini's playing is...sympathetic and idiomatic." -- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
"It's simple: in his various realizations of the piano music of Erik Satie, Aldo Ciccolini set a standard that has yet to be bettered. This compilation, drawn from recordings made between 1966 and 1971, is consequently the best of the best... Ciccolini's playing is pliant and graceful, and under his fingers the music seems to breathe and come alive. What more could a composer or a listener want? --Ted Libbey, NPR Guide

"For all the delight Satie takes in shocking the musical establishment, an inner stillness and purity lies in his art that in the right hands can be very touching...Ciccolini's playing is...sympathetic and idiomatic." -- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
2.
Valses (3) distinguées du précieux dégoûté by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
3.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890-1897; France 
4.
Morceaux en forme de poire by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1903; France 
Notes: Aldo Ciccolini performs both piano parts in this recording. 
5.
Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
6.
Sonatine bureaucratique by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
7.
Nocturnes (5) for Piano: no 1, Doux et calme by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
8.
Nocturnes (5) for Piano: no 2, Simplement by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
9.
Nocturnes (5) for Piano: no 3, Un peu mouvementé by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
10.
Première pensée Rose + Croix by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
11.
Sonneries (3) de la Rose + Croix by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
12.
Préludes (3) du fils des étoiles by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
13.
Jack-in-the-Box by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
14.
Sports et divertissements by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
15.
Embryons desséchés by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
16.
Préludes flasques (4) (pour un chien) by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
17.
En habit de cheval by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Notes: Aldo Ciccolini performs both piano parts in this recording. 
18.
Aperçus désagréables by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1912; France 
Notes: Aldo Ciccolini performs both piano parts in this recording. 
19.
Descriptions automatiques by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
20.
Petites pièces montées (3) by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Notes: Aldo Ciccolini performs both piano parts in this recording. 
21.
Peccadilles importunes by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
22.
Pièces froides by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897; France 
23.
La belle excentrique by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1902-1920; France 
Notes: Aldo Ciccolini performs both piano parts in this recording. 
24.
Sarabandes (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887; France 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Very different piano music September 5, 2012 By George P. (Coram, NY) See All My Reviews "Most of this piano music I had never heard before. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it very much. The sound and performance is very good.If you like something different, you can't go wrong with tis collection." Report Abuse
 Not my cup of tea. September 4, 2012 By Jerry G.  (Edgewater, CO) See All My Reviews "I guess I was more familiar with the more common works. After that I have a lot of piano works that I like much better. It really is a great price though." Report Abuse
 A Hidden Discovery!! August 17, 2012 By W. Brown (Centerburg, OH) See All My Reviews "I must admit that I wasn't familiar with the pianist Aldo Ciccolini, but aside from that, the album is a hidden discovery for me. The recordings were made during the 60's and 70's, and the sound is spectacular. This album of Satie's piano works come highly recommended. Add this one to your collection, and at this price, it is a bargain. Grab a cup of coffee and get lost in the music!!" Report Abuse
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