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Satie: Gnossiennes, Gymnopédies, Piano Works [Virgo] [CD]

Anne Queffélec Audio CD
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  • Composer: Erik Satie
  • Audio CD (2 Aug 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Virgin Classics
  • ASIN: B0002W11VI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,715 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Six Gnossiennes: No.1: LentAnne Queffélec 3:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Six Gnossiennes: No.2: Avec étonnementAnne Queffélec 1:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Six Gnossiennes: No.3: LentAnne Queffélec 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Six Gnossiennes: No.4: LentAnne Queffélec 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Six Gnossiennes: No.5: ModéréAnne Queffélec 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Six Gnossiennes: No.6: Avec conviction et avec une tristesse rigoureuseAnne Queffélec 1:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire à quatre mains: 1. Manière de commencement (Allez modérément)Anne Queffélec/Catherine Collard 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire à quatre mains: 2. Prolongation du même (Au pas)Anne Queffélec/Catherine Collard 1:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire à quatre mains: Morceau I LentementAnne Queffélec/Catherine Collard 1:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire à quatre mains: Morceau II EnlevéAnne Queffélec/Catherine Collard 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire à quatre mains: Morceau III BrutalAnne Queffélec/Catherine Collard 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire à quatre mains: 3. En plus (Calme)Anne Queffélec/Catherine Collard 1:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Trois Morceaux en forme de poire à quatre mains: 4. Redite (Dans le lent)Anne Queffélec/Catherine Collard 1:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Trois Gymnopedies: No. 1Anne Queffélec 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Trois Gymnopedies: No. 2Anne Queffélec 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Trois Gymnopedies: No. 3Anne Queffélec 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Trois Descriptions automatiques: Sur un vaisseauAnne Queffélec 1:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Trois Descriptions automatiques: Sur une lanterneAnne Queffélec 1:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Trois Descriptions automatiques: Sur un casqueAnne Queffélec 1:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Pièces froides, Airs à faire fuir: D'un maniere particuliereAnne Queffélec 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Pièces froides, Airs à faire fuir: ModestementAnne Queffélec 1:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Pièces froides, Airs à faire fuir: S'inviterAnne Queffélec 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Pièces froides, Danses de travers: En y regardant par deux foisAnne Queffélec 1:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Pièces froides, Danses de travers: PasserAnne Queffélec 1:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Pièces froides, Danses de travers: EncoreAnne Queffélec 1:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Heures séculaires et instantanées: Obstacles venimeuxAnne Queffélec 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Heures séculaires et instantanées: Crépuscule matinal (de midi)Anne Queffélec0:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Heures séculaires et instantanées: Affolements grantiquesAnne Queffélec0:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Vieux séquins et vieilles cuirasses: No. 1: Chez le marchand d'orAnne Queffélec 1:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Vieux séquins et vieilles cuirasses: No. 2: Danse cuirasséeAnne Queffélec0:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Vieux séquins et vieilles cuirasses: No. 3: La Défaite des CimbresAnne Queffélec 1:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Deux Valses: Je te veuxAnne Queffélec 5:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Prélude de la Porte héroïque du cielAnne Queffélec 4:54£0.99  Buy MP3 

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible collection of Satie's piano music. 20 Mar 2013
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I was introduced to Satie's piano music by my wife, who played me a scratched LP by Ciccolini when we were first going out in the late seventies. I had never heard music like it. A series of short piano pieces, some poignant, some witty, all deceptively simple but difficult to tire of. It was very different to the reggae that made up most of my listening at that time, and helped me re-assess what I valued and enjoyed in music. When our turntable was so worn it had to go to the great disco in the sky, I looked for a CD to replace the now very battered LP. I bought "The Magic of Satie" by Jean-Yves Thibaudet first. I liked his playing, but it didn't contain some of my favourite tracks, but had instead a number of lesser-known Satie compositions which I didn't think worked as well as his more famous ones. Now I've bought this CD to supplement it. The selection of tracks is excellent for someone who has no ambition to become a Satie expert, but who enjoys his unique style of composition. I feel the piano playing isn't quite as good as Ciccolini's, but maybe that's just nostalgia. Of the tracks common to this and the Thibaudet album I generally prefer Thibaudet's, but I don't know enough about piano playing to analyse why. What I would say is for the price of a couple of coffees you can buy 70 minutes of wonderful music, more than adequately played, which you will be enjoying for decades to come.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eric Satie 20 Oct 2012
By Jane
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This is an excellant CD - it is all his best known pieces and a few more obscure ones all together,at times jarring, but it is Satie at his haunting best.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars misinterpreted 7 Sep 2012
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Queffelec is a wonderful player, and the sound quality is outstanding. But Queffelec interprets Satie's music as though he were a Romantic composer. Very awkward and jarring to listen to, an unwelcome imposition. Melodramatic and heavy handed without the surreal pathos and whimsical humor. Stick with de Leeuwen's stunning slow and graceful performances or Ciccolini's insightful and sympathetic renditions.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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This CD is one of those 'no-brainers'. If chancing £[] is an unconscionable gamble for you, then don't. In all other cases, order this zany helping of Satie now.
The notes don't usually follow the sequence you'd expect, after a sound grounding in Bach and Mozart; some of the notes are not even the ones you'd have chosen at all. But these zany pieces grab your attention with a witty innocence - not a bit like the discordancy of the Second Viennese School or anything offensive like that! It's a bit like hearing someone say something a bit ungrammatical or using an unexpected word, but still managing to convey a precise meaning. It likely makes you think 'I wish I'd said that'. I'd go as far as to say Satie is a sort of Dylan Thomas in music.
Anyway you've probably heard lots of these pieces many times before, and maybe not been sure what they were. But there's one very conventional piece towards the end of the CD that may surprise you - I was stunned to find it was by Satie. In fact, I even Googled it to make sure the record producers hadn't made a mistake. I've played that one track dozens of times in the car since, simply because it's so delightfully Lehár!
You can't make an intellectual assessment of these thirty odd pieces, at least I can't. You just accept them for what they are, mainly chirpy and eccentric. They're even written down largely without key or time signatures. How do you assess what he means when he defines a piece of music 'pear-shaped'? But somehow, it is. Some of the pieces, on the other hand, are almost disturbingly profound and thought-provoking. I keep thinking about how this gifted man died in utter destitution. A great loss to phonometrography.
Delightful music, delightfully played.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, yet lesser-known, Composer. 22 Jun 2011
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Most people will probably not have heard of Erik Satie, but I can virtually guarantee that most people have heard a number of his more popular pieces. This is dreamy piano music, that makes you think of lost bittersweet days, and lonely beaches, and places that might just be dreams and on the edge of consciousness. Listening to this cd I am transported to gently melancholic places, where time stands still, or goes a little slower anyway, and the afternoon drifts off into haze.

Its a great cd to listen to, especially if you are writing something on your computer, as I often am. All in all, I highly recommend this cd if you like (mostly) gentle and melodic piano pieces, and if you like Claude Debussy, as they are not dissimilar to be honest. On the strength of this cd I am certainly going to purchase more of Satie's works.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother with it! 3 Jan 2014
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Very poor playing. Clumsy phrasing, unmusical resolutions, over-loud and often jarring. Joanna Macgregor 's CD is SO much to be preferred, as are others. This is crass playing from a good pianist. She clearly doesn't understand Satie's wistful language. The sound quality is excellent, but wasted.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars victor's voice 19 Oct 2011
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as i usually order four or five records at a time, to get free delivery, i play each one of the newly arrived discs one time first to see how i like them. with satie's record however, for the first time ever, i played it twice immediately and i only stopped to watch champion's league footie and so i played it again this morning. i haven't played any of the others yet. i love the remark in another posting here, the 'dylan thomas'of music. i am mainly an m2m man, monteverdi to mozart, and rarely go outside that range but this was a revelation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars smooth
as it should be played. This is definitely a favorite recording of this work, it is flowing and melodic. I love it.
Published 25 days ago by Ms. Siusaidh Nicneill
5.0 out of 5 stars Chill out
I bought this as I have listened to a lot of Satie over the years without owning any of his work. Very pleased with this.. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stratocasterman
4.0 out of 5 stars Gymnopedies
A relaxing CD and just the right size for a small Christmas gift to go in hand luggage. Very prompt delivery.
Published 2 months ago by R MARTIN
5.0 out of 5 stars Satie
Over the years, I have often heard a piece of Satie's music on the radio and it always sticks in my memory, so I decided I would buy my own CD and listen whenever I want. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dorothyjean
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
I bought this as a gift and it was well received. the music is beautiful, so simple but with so much meaning and inspiration for reflection.
Published 3 months ago by Clementine
5.0 out of 5 stars One to play many times
Yes I would recommend this recording, it is one of the better ones. The selection of works makes for very enjoyable listening.
Published 4 months ago by Joyce
5.0 out of 5 stars Satie CD
Very relaxing CD... I've been playing it in the background whilst working on a really boring report to keep me sane...
Published 6 months ago by Mrs. Judith Anne Derry
4.0 out of 5 stars satie
This was music which I thought I had already but when searchng for it on the shelf found it missing. I think maybe I had it on tape, most of which I have disposed of. Read more
Published 8 months ago by marion
4.0 out of 5 stars a very good recording of Satie's musicasl treats
This is a well recorded event of one of musics formative modern composers
Origional brought for my young daughter to help teach her more about keybord music and to dance to a... Read more
Published 9 months ago by MR J L HAYHOW of JEZarts
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit samey
Little bit boring unless you're totally into this. Bought it for my mum, on recommendation, but she was a bit disappointed to be honest.
Published 10 months ago by sjg
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