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Erik Satie: Gnossiennes (Urtext Edition)


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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Explain this
Composer: Erik Satie
Series: Henle Urtext Editions
Catalogue #: HN1073
This Item Earns 12 Musicroom Points

Description

Like the "Gymnopédies", the "Gnossiennes" also allude to ancient Greek traditions. Perhaps inspired by the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889, Satie made use of oriental ornamentation. With his subtle intuition for musical tendencies that were "en vogue", he combined exotic elements with influences from cabaret music and, of course, his own ideas to create something very new.

Several of the "Gnossiennes" take one by surprise on account of puzzling fragments of text between the lines of music. According to Satie they were not supposed to be read aloud but to create a secret link between composer and player - a creative challenge, which we are passing on to present-day musicians in our Urtext edition.



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Gnossienne No.1
Gnossienne No.2
Gnossienne No.3
Gnossienne No.4
Gnossienne No.5
Gnossienne No.6

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Customer Rating I bought this book primarily for No 5 to replace a free version downloaded from the internet. It's far nicer to have a proper book. Lovely clean clear print. I am not sure why it seems impossible to buy Debussy and similar with fingering. This is similarly not fingered. While I often substitute my own ideas I find it hugely helpful to have the suggestions of someone far cleverer than me. That's the only reason for 4 stars. The music is wonderful but that's obvious.
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 21/03/2012
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 27 pages
Language: English, German, French
Publisher: Henle Verlag

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