Satie: Piano Music, Vol. 2: Quatre ogives; Première pensée Rose Croix; Sonneries de la Rose Croix,

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COMPOSERS: Satie
LABELS: Dabringhaus und Grimm Scene
WORKS: Piano Music, Vol. 2: Quatre ogives; Première pensée Rose Croix; Sonneries de la Rose Croix,
PERFORMER: Steffen Schleiermacher (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: MDG 613 1064-2
Here is Satie in his religious and gothic-revival periods, before he became an ironist. The music is measured and austere, and quirky. Much admired by later experimental composers for its subversive qualities, its appeal could be wider, though for other reasons. Excellent recording. Adrian Jack

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