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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