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Satie: Trois Gymnopédies, Etc / Anne Queffélec


Release Date: 09/23/1992 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 59515   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Queffêlec's programme, drawn from the 1912-17 period plus the familiar Gymnopedies and Gnossiennes and a couple of transcriptions of music-hall songs, is far better planned for diversity and pleasurable listening [than other recordings], and is performed with commitment, tonal sensitivity and great finesse in rubato. Taking the opposite approach from the Buster Keaton-ish deadpan delivery of Yuji Takahashi (Denon (D C377486, 9/86), she brings a bubbling gaiety to the Sonatine bureaucratique, energy to "La chasse" in Sports et divertissements (in which "Le piquenique" points forward to Poulenc and the fourths of "Le tango" anticipate Milhaud's Saudades do Brasil), swagger to the Piccadilly cakewalk and a Read more delicious lightness to the first of the Embryons desseches with their childish reiteration of final chords.

-- Gramophone [5/1989]

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The French pianist, Anne Queffélec received her initial training at the Paris Conservatoire with Lélia Gousseau and Jan Hubeau. Subsequently she pursued studies with Alfred Brendel, Jörg Demus, and Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna. She captured 1st prize at the Munich International Competition in 1968 and 5th prize at the Leeds International Competition in 1969. Anne Queffélec is noted not only for her sensitive keyboard interpretations of French repertoire but also for the sonatas of Mozart and Scarlatti.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890-1897; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 15 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
Véritables préludes flasques (3) (pour un chien) by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3.
Vieux sequins et vieilles cuirasses by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
4.
Chapitres tournés en tous sens by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Embryons desséchés by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7.
Sonatine bureaucratique by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8.
Heures séculaires et instantanées by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
Le Piccadilly by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1904; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
10.
Avant-dernières pensées by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Sports et divertissements by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12.
Je te veux for Piano by Erik Satie
Performer:  Anne Queffélec (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1900; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  St Martin's Church, E Woodhay, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Satie (from the Café-concert song) 

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