Erik Satie: Gnossiennes (Urtext Edition)

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Publisher: Henle Verlag
Composer: Erik Satie
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
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.?
ISBN: 9790201810737
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 21 March 2012
No of pages: 27
Language: English, French, German
Catalogue No: HN1073

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        10 out of 10


        Lancaster GB
        Lovely tunes
        Some are quite difficult to play
        Confirmed purchase: 11 December 2015
        Published on: 08 January 2016

        Musicroom Reviews

        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.
        Anonymous - (Stowmarket, United Kingdom)

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