Gnossiennes no. 1

The Gnossiennes are several piano compositions written by Erik Satie in the late 19th century. Satie's coining of the word gnossienne was one of the rare occasions when a composer used a new term to indicate a new "type" of composition. Satie used many novel names for his compositions: 'Ogive', for example, had been the name of an architectural element until Satie used it as the name for a composition, the Ogives. 'Gnossienne', however, was a word that did not exist before Satie used it as a title for a composition ... more

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