Satie: An Eric Satie Entertainment

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

COMPOSERS: Satie
LABELS: Conifer
WORKS: An Eric Satie Entertainment
PERFORMER: Peter Dickinson (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CDCF 512 DDD (1990)
With several fine Satie compilations in the catalogue it’s hard to see why this lacklustre one has been reissued. This music needs sharp, strongly characterised performances to bring it off, but here everything sounds strangely muffled and muted. Dickinson’s introverted style suits the mystical Fils des étoiles (the best thing on the disc), but everywhere else it seems out of place. Ivan Hewett

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