HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Philips) Erik Satie – The Early Piano Works (De Leeuw)

Compelling performances of the gymnopedies AND the much less known Gnostic fantasies. I feel De Leeuw’s interpretation of Satie to be the most beautiful and satisfying. These renditions are played incredibly slowly–that is the key feature of this recording, and if a listener is used to how these pieces are generally played, they may find the slow pace disconcerting. On the other hand, it can bring out the saddest and most reflective elements of the works–it depends on the listener. For those looking for the slowest rendition they can find however, this could be it. Give the slow pace a chance–it has a beauty all its own.

Composer: Erik Satie
Performer: Reinbert De Leeuw
Vinyl 1980
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 2.61 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Forlane) Erik Satie – Piano – France Clidat

Many thanks to our friend Trottar for this beauty
This is a varied and at times peaceful album, performed with exquisite taste. You probably know the Gymnopedies pieces found here. Try the samples, and you may well find you recognize them. Much of the rest of album is equally beautiful, though a few of the pieces, such as Je te veux, are on the light side, and others get rather strident. I suppose some of this was new age music created before there was new age music. The playing is nonetheless very sensitive and deeply soulful. Some of the melodies found here, particularly the Gymnopedies and Gnossienne, are deep and sad and full of emotion.
France Clidat (Nantes, 22 November 1932 – Paris, 17 May 2012) was a French pianist renowned for her interpretations of the works of Franz Liszt, a great many of which she recorded, and Erik Satie, whose complete piano works she recorded

Composer: Erik Satie
Performer: France Clidat
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Forlane
DR-Analysis: 13
Size: 803 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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Dorati / LSO – Dada – Surrealism: Paris 1917-1938 (180g pressing, from the 6LP box set)

# Composers: Darius Milhaud, Jean Françaix, Georges Auric, Erik Satie
# Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Antal Dorati
# Vinyl (1967 / 2013)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# DR Analysis: DR 14
# Label: Mercury Living Presence
# Size: 1.01GB (24/96) + 283MB (16/44.1)
# Recovery: 5%
# Scan: yes
# Server: FF, FP

The third album in the second Mercury Living Presence 6LP box set.

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