Label: EMI Classics - 5 68994 2,EMI Classics - CDZB 68994 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Classical • Style: Modern, Romantic
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for Entracte - Satie* - Ciccolini* - Œuvres Pour Piano / Piano Works / Klavierwerke product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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 andis consequently the best of the best. Ciccolini always played Satie's music as though it had been written by Claude Debussy, not by some cheap charlatan or uneducated primitive which, to an extent that is still debatable, Satie was.
The result is that these seemingly simple In A Crash - Blind Faith And Envy - Into The Calm (File) pieces acquire a tonal allure that is as surprising as it is undeniable. They possess an understated sophistication that points directly toward Ravel and Poulenc, at the same time providing an opening to the minimalist aesthetic of the later 20th century.
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? Skip to main content. Buy New. Usually ships within 6 to 10 days. Add to Cart. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Colour:.
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Format: Audio CD. Satie was a genius. Noone I know of has been able to squeeze so much depth into compositions so "simple", although Aphex Twin a completely different genre, has come close. I've always been drawn to classical music, but grew quickly tired of the repetitive structures and rigid arrangements - perhaps my ignorance shows itself, but it seems as if much classical music allowed for only so much Entracte - Satie* - Ciccolini* - Œuvres Pour Piano / Piano Works / Klavierwerke within certain well-defined walls.
Perhaps this rigidity is what, as I've read above, Satie was trying to buck against with outlandish titles and a distinctly un-orthodox musical style. Aldo does a fantastic job with Satie. I'd originally bought a Naxos compilation after hearing Satie at a friend's place, and was disappointed to find a very jarring, mechanical performance of the pieces.
Perhaps, this may be how Satie intended it, but Aldo's work here breath of such warmth and brings out such depth, completely missing in the other CD collection. Satie is one of those essential works that NEED to be in your collection, and Aldo apparently is the only one who can do them right. One person found this helpful. Erik Satie was a bit of a rebel and his influence is probably more noticed today than during his life. His composition often sound more like jazz of the s than classical music of the late s.
Even in his titles he rebeled against the trend to give compositions sweet titles and chose Various - Urban Outfitters Holiday Party Mixtape 13 such things as "Jack in the Box," or "dried fetuses.
This recording is, to my knowledge, one of the few with all of the sixty piano pieces. Usually a Sailin On - No Doubt - Boom Box (Box Set) are left out.
Aldo Ciccolini does a marvelous job on this music. There is no attempt to doll it up with unnecessary flourishes, all of the pieces are played straight ahead. This music is not for everyone. However, if you have an interest in very On The Alamo - Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Gillespie Plays & Johnny Richards Conducts (Vinyl, Album) piano music and an appreciation for the roots of modern music, you will love these CDs.
For my taste, no one comes close to interpreting Satie as superbly as Aldo Ciccolini. He plays with such purity, delicacy and feeling, and strength Entracte - Satie* - Ciccolini* - Œuvres Pour Piano / Piano Works / Klavierwerke power when the music calls for it.
My favorite Satie compositions are the "Gnossiennes" and here you get all 6 of these exquisite pieces most CDs only have the first 3 played to perfection. The enclosed booklet says that "Satie escapes all definition and classification". He was truly one of a kind, inimitable, inspiring This is a terrific package from every angle, and if you like Satie, this one's a must to own.
Fans of "The Electronic Spirit of Eric Satie" will immediately recognize Aldo Ciccolini as one of the few musicians in touch with the true "Satie" style. The selections correspond to "Electric Spirit" ; except, performed as a good piano solo. The piano recording is done so well it's better than most orchestral versions. It sounds very much like "Electric Spirit" without orchestration nor electronic "boops" and "beeps"-- just a good piano.
It's really just as funny and powerful; and here it has a class act. This performance is a rare find! No one could deny that setting every disperse music in a unique album is a remarkable job. Now I'd like to explain to whom it may concern why do I feel that way. Satie was an anti-romantic composer, at the point of creating the "furniture-music" musique d'ameublement which refuses that music could be so expressive as romantics wanted.
Other ones clasifies him as a "Surrealist" composer anti-romantic movement toobut there are no signs of dreams of unconsciousness through his work. Since that point of view Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Elvis Presley - Love Songs could play Satie's music anyway but expressively. Satie wasn't Debussy, besides the fact that they knew personally and admire each other.
Could you play Debussy in a plain style without damage?. Remember his own words: "I came to the world too young in a time too old". The best performance I heard of the piano work of our composer was in charge of Jacques Fevrier on the excelent album called "Monsieur Erik Satie", with such a "sideman" as another member of the group of six as Georges Auric for the 4 hands pieces.
I wave goodbye with a great embrace to all Satie's fans. If you're reading this, you've already heard Satie's music, so I needn't to go into that. I do want to say that this is the only recording of Satie that is worth hearing. Ciccolini is the only foot that will fit the Satie glass slipper.
Don't waste your money on the ugly step-sisters. Don't be fooled by the seeming simplicity of the first piece. You will soon be lulled by the beauty of the music that Satie has created.
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