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Gymnopedies

By Erik Satie

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Piano
Composed by Erik Satie (1866-1925). Edited by Ulrich Kramer. Henle Music Folios. Softcover. 16 pages. G. Henle #HN1072. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481072).

Item Number: HL.51481072

Satie's Gymnopédies are the first testimony to his idea of a “New Simplicity:” repetitive, steady rhythms reminiscent of ancient cult dances, with their very own meditative charm.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • August 07, 2012 Perfect edition of 3 beautiful, simple pieces

    Pieces like these remind a high-level pianist that music isn't about the technique or speed. It's amazing to stir up more emotion /sightreading/ pieces like these than when playing a difficult Rachmaninoff etude-tableau that required countless hours of practice. Despite the easy notes, these are not...

    children or beginner's pieces. When played poorly, they have little more effect than Twinkle-Twinkle, but by the musically and emotionally mature, they can be very powerful. Now, to the Henle edition. The Henle, as always, comes with a beautiful preface, notes, and more. It is printed on eye-candy cream paper with dark black notes and text. Each gymnopedie fits on 2 pages (no page turn required) unlike the Schirmer edition I had used before, with 2 page turns per piece, and yet, the pages do not feel at all cramped. As always, Henle makes it a joy to play. These pieces are beautiful and well-worth buying. The Henle is very much worth the extra couple dollars.

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