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ERIK SATIE

Musique de la Rose + Croix

Artist

Bojan Gorisek & Richard Cameron-Wolfe, piano


Label

LTM Recordings LTMCD 2469

Engineering Credits

Disc 2/2: Engineered, edited & mixed by Jeremy Tressler at Dreamflower Acoustic


Highlights / Reviews

Musique de la Rose + Croix is a double disc set of solo piano music collecting Satie’s enigmatic Rosicrucian pieces (1891-1894), together with an instrumental version of his ballet score Uspud (1892) and the meditative works collected as Pages Mystiques (1893).

“Archetypal examples of Satie’s games with tonality – chord sequences that create the illusion of reaching goals, and melodies that nag provocatively at the conventional relationship between melody and accompaniment” (The Wire, 12/2006)

“Satie is one of those composers who contemporary pianists tumble over one another to drop into their influences box, and with due cause. The Frenchman in his career wrote some of the most beautiful solo piano music ever to grace our ears, and this double CD package features some of the most haunting melodic flourishes in Satie’s rich repertoire. All the works included find Satie at his best, writing deeply emotional and spiritual piano music, deceptive in its simplicity and sparse structure. If you have enjoyed records by Sylvain Chaveau or Goldmund recently then you should really find out where the seeds were sown in the first place” (Boomkat, 10/2006)

“Some of the most beautiful piano music Satie ever wrote” (Plan B, 02/2007)