Can't resist when people start making lists.
1. Nocturnes 1, 2 & 3
2. Avant-dernières pensées
3. Sonatine bureaucratique
"Dares to waltz! (Him, not the piano)..."
I won't make a list. My favourite piece is for sure "Pièces Froides"...
(but I change every time... yesterday it was "La Diva de 'lÉmpire"...)
My favourite pieces are:
2. Rose-Croix (all of those pieces related to that period)
3. Préude héroique de la Porte du Ciel
All of which I had the pleasure to play on a grand organ...
1. Songerie vers Jack
2. Nocturne #2
3. Le Piege de Meduse
but there are so many more...
"Danse Gothique: Music by Erik Satie and Guillaume de Machaut".
Out on 1st of May 2000:
My favourite pieces are:
1. Gnossiennes (especially No 3 + 4)
2. All the Rose + Croix pieces
3. Pièces froides
Can anybody identify for me the Satie piece in the French movie "Diva" which came out in 1981. A friend used to have the soundtrack on a cassette and... well you know what happens next: you get hit by a bolt of lightning 20 years later and it turns out its not CD, a copy of the movie is nowhere to be found.....
Would anyone be interested to hear some of the greatest piano works of
Erik Satie orchestrated and enhanced electronically in ways that even
satie would have appreciated.
In my opinion,Satie would have marvelled at the scope of sounds available from electronic instruments,and would have been one of the greatest innovators of the invention.What a pity so many great composers missed out on these "textured" sound sources.
I agree that Satie's music takes readily to the synthesizer sounds and
samples of today.
This was proven to me by playing some of his Children's Pieces into a midi recorder and as they were played back I ran through my synth presets. One of them inevitably sounds great. The clarity of his keyboard writing is evident when played on different sounds other than the piano, as shown by his Gymnopedies played on guitar, orchestrated, etc.
What we need is a modern tribute album to him, with different musicans contributing accordingly.
Anyone have ideas?
I’m Dahlan 17 years old, an Indonesian, and I am a piano teacher. I would like to have more information about Erik Satie’s Sonatine Bureaucratique. Because this sonatina is a parody of Clementi’s Sonatina. In the same year of the birth of sonatine bureaucratique, Satie made scandal on his first ballet performed (may 1917), in any book, they don’t tell detail on what was happened. Then Satie was sentences 8 days prison and because of a postcard sended by Satie (to who and what the critic was I want to know). I think that postcard was contains critic to bureaucrat that’s why Satie wrote Sonatine Bureaucratique then. (is that correct ?).
I also don’t find any information about this sonatine in your website, would please give me information. Because it is very difficult to find that kind of information in my country.
I’ll look forward to have your reply. Thank you.