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Ogives / Gymnopedies

By Erik Satie

Composed by Erik Satie (1866-1925). Edited by Jens Rosteck. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Performance score. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA10806. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA10806).

Item Number: BA.BA10806

ISBN 9790006541171. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: German/English. Preface: Jens Rosteck.

Satie'sOgivesund Gymnopediesare milestones in the history of modern music. The four metrically freeOgives(meaning pointed arches) reflect the influence of the French New Gothic or Neo-Gregorian movement in architecture with their clear lines and echo effects. The threeGymnopediesproceed with a swaying, chordal momentum, and Satie's radically sparse writing makes ironic reference to the dance of young warriors in ancient Sparta during gymnopaedia rituals.

The pieces are easy to play and are ideal for teaching purposes. Information on performance practice by Satie specialist Steffen Schleiermacher offer insight into Satie's music aesthetics.

- Urtext edition based on all sources and current scholarship
- Easy to play
- Ideal for teaching purposes
- With practical suggestions for performance (Eng/Ger)
- With an informative foreword (Eng/Ger) and critical commentary (Eng)

Jens Rosteck
is a musicologist, cultural historian and author. He has written books on Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya, Oscar Wilde, Bob Dylan, Jane and Paul Bowles, Hans Werner Henze, and a dissertation on Darius Milhaud's Claudel operas. He resides in Southern France and was for many years an author for the music encyclopaedia MGG, writing on French music.

Steffen Schleiermacher
studied asMeisterschulerat theBerliner Akademie der Kunsteand in the class of Aloys Kontarsky at theMusikhochschule Koln. He runs the concert series musica nova at theGewandhaus Leipzig, was a founder of the Ensemble Avantgarde and gives concerts and lectures as a composer, pianist and conductor throughout Europe, the USA, South America and Asia. He has been the recipient of scholarships (including the Villa Massimo Rome) and numerous recording prizes, and isChevalier des Arts et Lettres. He has made approx. 60 CD recordings including the complete piano works by Cage and numerous piano works by Satie.

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- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
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  • February 23, 2021 Great simple pieces published beautifully

    Barenreiter Urtext editions are usually impeccable and this one is no exception. The pieces themselves are very simple, able to be sight-read by even the young amateur. However, they are still beautiful and moving and make for great pieces to give to the young student wanting to learn to...

    love music. Satie is incredible, and so is Barenreiter.

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