Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
114 registered (AZNpiano, alwatson, augustm, Bambers, barbaram, 24 invisible), 2011 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#953066 - 05/21/05 12:34 PM Help! How do you pronounce "Gymnopedies"?
Christine09 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/21/05
Posts: 1
How do you pronounce Erik Satie's "Gymnopedies"?
I have a student playing the first one in a recital and she has to announce it.

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#953067 - 05/22/05 10:03 AM Re: Help! How do you pronounce "Gymnopedies"?
Gyro Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 4534
Satie was French so the original pronunciation
was most likely French: zheem-no-ped-ee
(with no real stress on any syllable).
Another possibility, less likely, is a
Latin type pronunciation: gim-no-PED-ee-ess.

But in English-speaking countries words
like this are usually adapted to an
English-style pronunciation, which, based
strictly on the spelling, should
be: JIM-no-ped-eez. But this sounds rather odd,
so maybe a more conservative
English-style pronunciation might be
simply: JIM-no-peeds (rhymes with
centipedes, a word everyone
would be familiar with).

Top
#953068 - 05/22/05 02:54 PM Re: Help! How do you pronounce "Gymnopedies"?
Gyro Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 4534
I was looking on some forums on the web and
someone said the way to pronounce it
is: GIM-no-ped-eez, a combination
of the English and Latin
pronunciations.

Top
#953069 - 05/29/05 11:22 AM Re: Help! How do you pronounce "Gymnopedies"?
Laurens Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 193
Loc: The Netherland
And what does it mean...?

I have been trying that piece, how long has your student been studying ?

Top
#953070 - 05/29/05 12:14 PM Re: Help! How do you pronounce "Gymnopedies"?
kateriniparalia Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 139
Loc: Cali
The "gymno" part is definitely Greek = "naked".

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
What's Hot!!
Piano Summit 2017 - Join Us!
along with Chick Corea, Jonathan Cain,Set Rudetsky, Ray Chew, Onree Gill ...
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Grand Piano in Semi-Detached House
by Sepharite
Today at 09:23 AM
Sound of an Erard Piano
by Seeker
Today at 08:47 AM
Competition
by I like Piano
Today at 07:53 AM
New digital Paino
by dmcgeown
Today at 07:30 AM
New digital piano
by dmcgeown
Today at 06:37 AM
Forum Stats
85,081 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,367 Topics
2,558,471 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission