3 Gymnopédies

The Gymnopedies (published starting in 1888) are short, atmospheric pieces written in 3/4 time, with each sharing a common theme and structure. Collectively, the Gymnopédies are regarded as an important precursor to modern ambient music — gentle yet somewhat eccentric pieces which, when composed, defied the classical tradition. The melodies of the pieces use deliberate, but mild, dissonances against the harmony, producing a piquant, melancholy effect that matches the performance instructions, which are to play each piece "painfully", "sadly" or "gravely". From the second half of the 20th century on, the Gymnopédies ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

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Gymnopédie no. 1
Gymnopédie no. 2
Gymnopédie no. 3
Gymnopédie no. 1
Gymnopédie no. 1 (for Harp)
Gymnopédie no. 1 (for Guitar)

Erik Satie

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (signed his name Erik Satie after 1884) was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure ...
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