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SATIE, Erik (1866-1925)

COMPLETE PIANO WORKS • 3


  • Nicolas Horvath, piano

This third volume of Erik Satie’s complete solo piano music using Satie scholar Robert Orledge’s new Salabert Edition focusses on music composed between 1892–97, including theatrical scores such as the revolutionary uspud, and the Danses gothiques and famous Vexations written while the composer was hiding from a tempestuous love affair. The period closes with Satie composing in what he called “a more flexible and accessible way with the final Gnossienne and the six Pièces froides.”

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Tracklist

1
Prélude du Nazaréen (1892) * (00:10:23)
 
uspud (version for piano) (1892) (00:24:00 )
2
Act I * (00:09:33)
3
Act II (00:06:20)
4
Act III * (00:07:53)
5
Eginhard: Prélude () (00:02:04)
6
Danses gothiques (1893) * (00:10:34)
7
Vexations (1893) (00:07:01)
8
Sans titre, peut-être pour la Messe des pauvres, "Modéré" (version for piano) (1893) (00:01:04)
9
La Porte héroïque du ciel: Prélude (1894) * (00:04:50)
10
Gnossienne No. 6 (1897) (00:02:17)
11
Sans titre, "?Gnossienne, Petite ouverture à danser" (c1897) * (00:02:09)
15
Pièces froides: No. 1. Airs à faire fuir: 2. (version plus chromatique) (1897) (00:00:26)
 
Pièces froides (1897) (00:10:12 )
12
No. 1. Airs à faire fuir: 1. D'une manière très particulière * (00:04:30)
13
No. 1. Airs à faire fuir: 2. Modestement * (00:01:09)
14
No. 1. Airs à faire fuir: 3. S'inviter * (00:04:19)
16
No. 2. Danses de travers: 1. En y regardant à 2 fois * (00:02:02)
17
No. 2. Danses de travers: 2. Passer * (00:01:44)
18
No. 2. Danses de travers: 3. Encore * (00:02:37)
19
Danse de travers II (1897) * (00:03:12)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:24:07

The Artist

Horvath, Nicolas Recognised as a leading interpreter of Liszt’s music, Nicolas Horvath has in recent years become one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Holder of a number of awards, including first prize of the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono International Competitions, he frequently organizes events and concerts of unusual length, sometimes over twelve hours, such as Philip Glass’ complete piano music or Erik Satie’s Vexations, and composers from a number of countries have written for him. Nicolas Horvath is a Steinway artist.

Reviews

“…very well recorded. Everything was very well interpreted. Among the discoveries were the mesmerising mystical sounds of the Prélude du Nazaréen, as well as upsud. A future reference for this music.” – Musique classique & Co

“[Horvath’s] performances have a touching freshness and lack of pretense that seem to me nicely hewing to the spirit of these works.” – Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review