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Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (Honfleur, 17 May 1866 – Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer, pianist, and writer.

Dating from his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as, Erik Satie, as he said he preferred it. He wrote articles for several periodicals and, although in later life he prided himself on always publishing his work under his own name, there appears to have been a brief period in the late 1880s during which he published articles under the pseudonym, Virginie Lebeau.

Satie introduced himself as a "gymnopedist" from 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. He also referred to himself as a "phonometrograph" or "phonometrician," meaning "someone who measures and writes down sounds" — he preferred this definition of his profession to "musician," after having been called "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a book on contemporary French composers in 1911. Some view him as a serial precursor, being ahead of many twentieth century avant-garde artistic ideas...

My latest joy is I found the full score of his Enchanted Waltz or "Valse chantÉe" here:,_Erik_Alfred_Leslie)

And the music - with beautiful singing, is here:

from: THANK YOUUUUU!!!!!

I can't wait, I think I'll pick on our resident ETERNAL NOWIST Ericc, I found Satie's "Gnossiennes," and all but #5, get this--

NO BAR LINES! One ETERNAL bar of music?!?!? really funny... Funny to read!?! Many of Satie's songs are really beautiful to me, and modern - ish - in a good way! I have like 3 attempts at solos on Gymnopedie in the continuous music here! I started Je Te Veux yesterday, and it had me Waltzing around - and believe me, I don't waltz! (don't tell my Oakland buddies pleeeez!) Dancers


Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs


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Thank you for the post Teo.
I like Erik satie's music. Like yoko. I don't know all of his works but I love the Gymnopedies.

(1866 - 1925)

A French composer as eccentric in his way of life as in his music, Satie exercised considerable influence over some of his more distinguished contemporaries, including Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc, particularly through his tendency to extreme simplicity. A number of his compositions have become very familiar to many, largely through their use in other contexts.

Stage Works

Best known among the various stage works of Satie is his collaboration with Jean Cocteau, Parade, described as a ballet réaliste, first performed in Paris in 1917.

Piano Music

It is principally the piano pieces by Satie that have won some popularity. Among these, many with characteristically eccentric titles, are the Gymnopédies, the three Gnossiennes and the three Sarabandes.


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Originally posted by dear Gisele:
Thank you for the post Teo.
I love Eric Satie.

Oui oui!

Maybe when you hear these you'll see why I'm... in love! 2Hearts 2Hearts CoolDance InLove Love2 loops well! more, on piano Intro ideas - solos - impromptu sketches...

May I have this waltz?

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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