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#1842511 - 02/11/12 10:56 AM Satie - Gnossienne 1 [My perfomance]
FranKiisko Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
Posts: 203
Loc: Spain, Europe
Hi to everyone! I'd like to say i've been away during two weeks on a trip that i've made to France, that would explic why i've been inactive. But, when i've got home, i've begun very quickly to study the next piece, the "Gnossienne 1" smile

It was the first of a set of 7 pieces (the last four were composed in different years) composed by the french Erik Satie.

The thing that attracted more my attention while I was studying this piece, was the Satie's expressivity marks on the score. In this sheet, for example, we can find expressive marks like these: "Sur la langue" (on the tip of the tongue), "Du bout de la pensée" (from the tip of the thought) or "Postulez en vous-même"(wonder about yourself). Annotations so strange like these are very frequents in Satie's pieces and there are others very more stranges. For exemple, I remember I saw in on of his works (I think it was "La piège de Méduse") the mark: "Un signe vous observe"; and the meaning of that is "a monkey is looking to you) LOL!!

I have played this piece before (five years ago) and I remembered it with affection, so I decided to make a record. The tempo is about 44bpm (Satie indicate "Lent" in his work, which means that the interpretation must to be from 40 to 60bpm) except parts in which expressive marks suggest to reduce the speed. Like for exemple "Pas à pas" (Step by step)

I hope you like my perfomance. Thank you very much! grin


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#1877048 - 04/10/12 08:25 PM Re: Satie - Gnossienne 1 [My perfomance] [Re: FranKiisko]
pianoisawesome Offline
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Registered: 04/08/12
Posts: 13
Awesome interpretation! Especially the left hand, you add the intensity and emotion that Satie wanted. Yay!

One question: What edition did you use? I heard a few wrong notes in there...

When I prepared this piece for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, I had a lot more shape and the tempo was slower than what you have, but actually, I like your tempo a lot. I think that a slower tempo would set the mood. But I was like 14 so what did I know?

Since you have written in your post much about Satie I am sure that you know that Satie was very strange and introverted. He even wrote a piece called "Dried-up Embryos" (... )
Also if I were you I would look up what a Gnossienne is.


Hope I helped! You're doing a lot of good things with this piece!
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