Transcending Modern French Pianism

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Erik Satie and Emmanuel Chabrier were innovators who transcended modern French pianism. Although they were born 25 years apart, their influence, together, had a tremendous impact on many future French composers.

This week, host David Dubal pairs the music of Satie, a comic genius, and Chabrier, a composer ahead of his time. Featured are selections from Chabrier’s Pièces pittoresques (10), a work that Poulenc described as important to French piano music as the later preludes of Debussy; Satie’s famous and enigmatic Gymnopedie No. 1; as well as Chabrier’s last composition before his death at the age of 53, the Bourée Fantasque.

Program playlist:
Emmanuel Chabrier: Dix Pieces Pictoresques Idylle
Magdalena Tagliaferro
Master Class

Erik Satie: Trois Gymnopedies - 1. Lent et douloureaux
Peter Dickinson
Conifer Classics

Emmanuel Chabrier: Dix Pictoresque Pieces, Melancolie
Jean-Joel Barbier
Accord

Erik Satie: Sonatine bureaucratique
Thibaudet, Jean-Yves
Decca

Emmanuel Chabrier: Scherzo-Valse
Casadesus, Jean
Sony Classical

Erik Satie: Je te veux (Valse pour piano)
David Dubal
Arkiv Music

Emmanuel Chabrier: Trois Valses Romantiques 1
Casadesus, Robert & Gaby
Sony Classical

Erik Satie: Sports et divertissements, Nos. 1-5
Peter Dickinson
Conifer Classics

Emmanuel Chabrier: Trois Valses Romantiques 3
Casadesus, Robert & Gaby
Sony Classical

Erik Satie: Gnossienne 5
Daniel Varsano
Sony Classical

Erik Satie: Poudre d'or - Valse
Phillippe Entremont
Sony Classical

Emmanuel Chabrier: Bourre Fantasque
Casadesus, Jean
Sony Classical

Comments [1]

Helene

Wonderful program! The Sonatine beaureaucratique is marvelous, and I've heard it on your shows before. Treasures, all; and thanks for including your own recording of Je te veux.

Dec. 18 2014 08:37 PM

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