Erik Satie: Trois Gymnopédies (Promenade Series Of Piano Music No.40)

Books | Piano

Artist: Erik Satie
Format: Sheet Music | Single Sheet

French composer and pianist Erik Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd. An eccentric, Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Trois Gymnopédies.

The three short, atmospheric pieces in ¾ time are now published as part of the Promenade Series of Piano Music (No. 40). Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as an important precursor to modern ambient music – gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition.

ISBN: 9780825624636
Language: English
Catalogue No: PB40401

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