Erik Satie, Bill Quist ‎– Piano Solos Of Erik Satie

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Windham Hill Records ‎– D32Y5011, Windham Hill Records ‎– D32Y 5011
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

3 Gymnopedies 7:42
1 #1
2 #2
3 #3
3 Sarabande 10:00
4 #1
5 #2
6 #3
2 Ogives 5:03
7 #1
8 #2
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9 Prelude De La Porte Heroique Du Ciel / Prelude To The Heroic Gate Of Heaven 3:09
Les Trois Valses Distinguees Du Precieux Degoute / Three Distinguished Waltzes Of A Jaded Dandy 2:01
10 Sa Taille: His Figure
11 Son Binocle: His Monocole
12 Ses Jambes : His Legs
Avant-Dernieres Pensees / Next To Last Thoughts 4:02
13 Idylle (To Debussy)
14 Aubade (To Paul Dukas)
15 Meditation (To Albert Roussel)
3 Gnossienne 6:03
16 #1
17 #2
18 #3
2 Preludes 4:36
19 #1
20 #2
Le Fils Des Etoiles #1 & 2 / The Son Of The Stars 6:09
21 La Vocation (The Calling)
22 L'Initiation (The Initiation)
3 Nocturnes 6:42
23 #1
24 #2
25 #3

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Credits

Notes

Recorded at the Music Annex, Menlo Park, CA.

©℗ 1979, 1986 Windham Hill Records

Includes insert sheet almost entirely in Japanese folded in quarters. Insert sheet and one side of the CD case spine gives titles in Japanese. Year of composition is added to titles on rear cover.

Catalog number with space appears on CD label. Catalog number without the space appears everywhere else.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: T4988 012 21723 3
  • Matrix / Runout: D32Y-5011 1A2 TO
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (SPARS Code): AAD
  • Other: H-8-21

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FauniGena

FauniGena

November 16, 2011
More than 30 years after it's initial release, this recording still stands up as my favorite of Erik Satie's piano works. Recorded in a studio rather than a concert hall, it has a rich and full sound and the works are performed beautifully. Windham Hill wasn't known as a classical label. This may be their only true classical release but it is an outstanding one. Brian Eno refers to Satie as the father of ambient music. That may fit for some of the pieces but I sure wouldn't want to try to nod off to Bill Quist's forceful perfomance of Ogives #1. Some of Satie's compositions selected here are delicate and beautiful, of course. In general, this is an excellent selection of his short piano works performed by a pianist associated with the San Francisco Symphony. Highly recommended.