Magic of Satie

Magic of Satie

by Jean-Yves Thibaudet
     
 

Having recorded the complete works of Debussy and Ravel, French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet now turns to the music of Erik Satie, offering a first look at another planned integral set. It presents a welcome mix of the familiar and unfamiliar, the serious and the silly, including several world-premiere recordings. The threeSee more details below

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Having recorded the complete works of Debussy and Ravel, French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet now turns to the music of Erik Satie, offering a first look at another planned integral set. It presents a welcome mix of the familiar and unfamiliar, the serious and the silly, including several world-premiere recordings. The three Gymnopédies are certainly Satie's best-known works, and they are scattered throughout the program, appearing suddenly, like familiar friends that one encounters unexpectedly. Thibaudet plays them -- and the other slow, mesmeric pieces -- quite lovingly, using plenty of rhythmic freedom, yet he miraculously manages to preserve their essential atmosphere of purity. The Gnossiennes are especially affecting in Thibaudet's hands, and the pianist offers the recently published seventh piece of the set (though Satie fans will already know this music, as it also appears in the popular Trois morceaux en forme de poire). Most of the other works are lighter in mood -- lilting waltzes or more exuberant dances -- each of which Thibaudet plays with panache. The odd charms of Satie's music have rarely seemed so beguiling.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/10/2002
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947029021
catalogNumber:
470290
Rank:
44778

Tracks

  1. Gymnopédies (3), for piano (also orchestrated by Debussy): Gymnopédie No. 1  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  2. Gnossiennes (6), for piano, complete  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  3. Gnossienne, for piano No.7  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  4. Verset laïque et somptueux, for piano  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  5. Gymnopédies (3), for piano (also orchestrated by Debussy): Gymnopédie No. 2  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  6. Je te veux (I Want You), café-concert song for voice & piano  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  7. Jack-in-the-Box, pantomime ballet for piano (orchestrated by Milhaud)  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington  - Darius Milaud
  8. The Dreamy Fish (Le poisson rêveur), incidental music for piano  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  9. Le Piccadilly, march for piano  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  10. The Angora Ox, for piano (reconstructed by Johny Fritz)  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington  - John Fritz
  11. Gymnopédies (3), for piano (also orchestrated by Debussy): Gymnopédie No. 3  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  12. L'enfance de Ko-Quo, for piano  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  13. Sonatine bureaucratique, for piano  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  14. La diva de l'Empire, song for voice & piano  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  15. La belle excentrique, "serious fantasy" for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands): 1. Marche franco-lunaire  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  16. La belle excentrique, "serious fantasy" for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands): 2. Valse du mystérieux baiser dans l'œil  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington
  17. Grimaces (5) for "A Midsummer Night's Dream," incidental music  - Erik Satie  - Andrew Cornall  - Jean-Yves Thibaudet  - Mark Millington  - Darius Milaud

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