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SATIE , Erik (1866-1925)

COMPLETE PIANO WORKS

URTEXT EDITION • 1


  • Nicolas Horvath, piano

Always inventive and innovation-seeking, Erik Satie’s earliest works show traces of Chopin as an influence but he soon came to reject virtuosity and tradition, choosing instead to remain with the quintessentially French traits of clarity, precision, elegance and economy. Satie’s hauntingly beautiful floating melodies and modal tonalities are unforgettably compelling, combining bygone classical ages with Parisian sophistication. This landmark recording uses both a new and corrected edition of Satie’s music and Cosima Wagner’s own 1881 Erard piano, Satie’s instrument maker of choice.

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Tracklist

1
Allegro (1884) (1884) (00:00:29)
2
Valse-Ballet (1885) (00:01:59)
3
Fantaisie-Valse (1885) (00:02:17)
4
Quartet No. 1 (sketch, 1886) () * (00:01:04)
5
Quartet No. 2 (sketch, 1886) () * (00:00:33)
 
4 Ogives (1886) (00:09:01 )
6
Ogive No. 1 (00:01:42)
7
Ogive No. 2 (00:02:22)
8
Ogive No. 3 (00:01:39)
9
Ogive No. 4 (00:01:44)
 
3 Sarabandes (1887) (00:09:00 )
10
Sarabande No. 1 (00:04:35)
11
Sarabande No. 2 (00:04:04)
12
Sarabande No. 3 (00:05:44)
 
3 Gymnopédies (1888) (00:15:00 )
13
Gymnopédie No. 1 (00:04:17)
14
Gymnopédie No. 2 (00:03:32)
15
Gymnopédie No. 3 (00:03:15)
16
Gnossienne No. 5 (1889) (00:03:28)
17
Chanson Hongroise (1889) (00:00:35)
 
3 Gnossiennes (1893) (00:06:00 )
18
Gnossienne No. 1 (00:04:55)
19
Gnossienne No. 2 (00:02:19)
20
Gnossienne No. 3 (00:02:55)
21
Pièce sans titre (1891), "Première pensée Rose + Croix" (1891) (00:00:53)
22
Gnossienne No. 4 (1891) (00:02:04)
23
Leït-motiv du Panthée (1891) (00:00:54)
 
3 Sonneries de la Rose+Croix (1892) (00:11:50 )
24
No. 1. Air de l'Ordre (00:04:04)
25
No. 2. Air du Grand Maître (00:05:03)
26
No. 3. Air du Grand Prieur (00:02:46)
27
Le Fils des Étoiles, Act I: Gnossienne No. 7 (1891) (00:04:15)
World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:13:27

The Artist

Horvath, Nicolas Recognised as a leading interpreter of Liszt’s music, Nicolas Horvath has in recent years become one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Holder of a number of awards, including first prize of the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono International Competitions, he frequently organizes events and concerts of unusual length, sometimes over twelve hours, such as Philip Glass’ complete piano music or Erik Satie’s Vexations, and composers from a number of countries have written for him. Nicolas Horvath is a Steinway artist.