Location: Northeast USA. Where do you look for this stuff, Amazon, eBay? It's not so cut and dry like with popular music, where the writer and performer are generally the same, and y'know, were alive when the music was put to a recorded form. The discs tend to be hard to track down, at least from the limited searching I've done. Location: Gilbert Arizona. I suppose this could be heresy for some but I really enjoy Jacques Loussier's jazz take on Satie. Location: NYC. George P , Jun 28, Location: Plainfield, Vt.
I like Daniel Varsano on Sony. The Pascal Roge disc I had on London seemed kind of tame in comparison. Byrdsmaniac , Jun 28, Location: Washington, DC. It is one of the earliest Windham Hill releases. I'm not sure how this one compares to other collections out there but it is well recorded and includes the 3 Gymnopedies.
I like this collection and have played it a lot. Scott in DC , Jun 28, Location: New England. PBo , Jun 28, Piano Caster Cups. Piano Lamps. Stands - Foots. Various Accessories. Musician's Gifts. Contest winner 1st edition. Connect to add to a playlist. Added the Contest winner 2nd edition. Contest winner 5th edition. Contest winner 3rd edition. However, Satie's military career did not last very long; within a few months he was discharged after deliberately infecting himself with bronchitis.
Satie moved from his father's residence to lodgings in Montmartre in , when he became In the same period he befriended Claude Debussy. Satie and Suzanne Valadon an artists' model, artist, long-time friend of Miguel Utrillo, and mother of Maurice Utrillo began an affair early in The two did not marry, but Valadon moved to a room next to Satie's at the Rue Cortot.
Satie became obsessed with her,  calling her his Biqui and writing impassioned notes about "her whole being, lovely eyes, gentle hands, and tiny feet". During their relationship, Satie composed the Danses gothiques as a means of calming his mind,  and Valadon painted a portrait of Satie, which she gave to him. After six months she moved away, leaving Satie broken-hearted. Afterwards, he said that he was left with "nothing but an icy loneliness that fills the head with emptiness and the heart with sadness".
In , Satie met the young Maurice Ravel for the first time,  Satie's style emerging in the first compositions of the youngster. One of Satie's own compositions of that period, Vexations , was to remain undisclosed until after his death. Such proceedings without doubt rather helped to wreck his popularity in the cultural establishment. The letters to Conrad made it clear that he had set aside his religious ideas. From on, Satie started making money as a cabaret pianist, adapting over a hundred compositions of popular music for piano or piano and voice, adding some of his own.
In his later years, Satie would reject all his cabaret music as vile and against his nature,  but for the time being, it was an income. In October , Satie enrolled in Vincent d'Indy 's Schola Cantorum de Paris  to study classical counterpoint while still continuing his cabaret work. Satie would follow these courses at the Schola, as a respected pupil, for more than five years, receiving a first intermediate diploma in Another summary, of the period prior to the Schola, also appeared in the Trois morceaux en forme de poire , which was a kind of compilation of the best of what he had written up to Something that becomes clear through these published compilations is that Satie did not so much reject Romanticism and its exponents like Wagner , but that he rejected certain aspects of it.
From his first composition to his last, he rejected the idea of musical development ,  in the strict definition of this term: the intertwining of different themes in a development section of a sonata form. As a result, his contrapuntal and other works were very short; the "new, modern" Fugues do not extend further than the exposition of the theme s. Generally, he would say that he did not think it permitted that a composer take more time from his public than strictly necessary.
He channelled his medieval interests into a peculiar secret hobby : in a filing cabinet he maintained a collection of imaginary buildings, most of them described as being made out of some kind of metal, which he drew on little cards. Occasionally, extending the game, he would publish anonymous small announcements in local journals, offering some of these buildings, e.
A rare autochrome photograph of Satie exists that dates from It was reproduced on the cover of Robert Orledge 's second book on the composer, Satie Remembered ,  but where this autochrome was found has not been made known. His habit of accompanying the scores of his compositions with all kinds of written remarks was now well established, so that a few years later he had to insist that these not be read out during performances.
Ignorance of my instructions will incur my righteous indignation against the presumptuous culprit. No exception will be allowed. Satie was more than just an unusual man. He was very important in the development of music in France in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was important because of the ideas he had, and many people were influenced by him.
Satie used ways of composing such as very chromatic music and Minimalism before many other people. These ways of writing music became more common later in the century. Satie was not a brilliant composer, but he was happy to compose well in a simple way.
He was also interested in other arts such as literature and painting and he was associated with the new ideas called esprit nouveau new spirit which was fashionable in France around the time of World War I.
His father had been in the shipping business, but the family then moved to Paris. However, his grandmother drowned , so he was sent back to Paris again where his father taught him. His father had married again. His new wife was a pianist and sent young Eric to have piano lessons at the Paris Conservatoire. Satie hated his piano lessons. His teacher said that he was the laziest pupil in the Conservatoire.
He was bad at sight-reading , but he continued with his lessons because this would make it possible for him to do just one year of military service instead of five. In fact, he did less than a year in the army because he deliberately got himself ill with bronchitis. While he was getting better he started to compose.
His father published a few songs he had written. However, he did not get on well with his family and he left home inPiano Music Of Erik Satie Erik Satie vinyl LP album record UK LSB Favourite Auctions Evelyne Crochet: Plays Erik Satie: PHS Philips: LP,,, US: Erik Satie: Ausgewahlte Klavierwerke - Pieces Choisies Pour Piano: PAN Pan (5) LP, Club Edition,, Switzerland.