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listen  1. Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 1 - Lent 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  3. Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 3 - Lent 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 4 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 5 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Satie: Gnossiennes - No. 6 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Satie: Ogives - 1. 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen12. Satie: 3 Sarabandes - No. 1 6:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen14. Satie: 3 Sarabandes - No. 3 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.1 5:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.2 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - No.3 4:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 11, 1996)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B0000041DE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,361 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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If you like Satie you need to own this CD.
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As a spectator watching the judging of a musical contest we sometimes notice that one of the performers quite simply possesses that `inner music.'
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And De Leeuw captures the essence of this music.
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Mr. F. E. Perry on June 14, 2000
Format: Audio CD
As a spectator watching the judging of a musical contest we sometimes notice that one of the performers quite simply possesses that `inner music.' All of the contestants may possess very good technical ability, may present themselves well, and may also construct a very good programme. Ye that one stands out from the other performers by an innate musicality that distinguishes them from among their peers. This is the case here with Reinbert de Leeuw. He possesses that extra something, which transforms the notes from off of the page into living music. His elasticity of timing and phrasing seems to suggest that he has carefully weighed and considered every note and its significance within the total piece alongside of its unique contribution towards this larger picture. It is as if he's lived with this music for so many years that it has become an integral part of his psyche. He quite simply is the music. Like a wonderful dance between the three, he brings so much to the music and yet allows Satie's music to breathe through him also. Yet more than this, he has fused with the spirit of this music. Nonetheless, he seems to have found the right balance, for he is not subservient to the spirit of the music neither is he too dominating in his own approach but rather has released something that was inherent in the individual music right from the start. Such a tremendous sensitivity towards interpreting what Satie intended really brings this music alive. It breathes and in that breathing communicates so much. It is also extremely relaxing and nurturing. A fantastic CD to put on when feeling stressed and looking to chill out to beautiful music.Read more ›
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 1999
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The perfect album to hear after many a hard day. Reinbert de Leeuw plays these pieces at extremely slow tempi, but it seems as if this is the way they should be heard. Very relaxing, meditative, soothing, hypnotic. I cannot have my Satie any other way. This is a great album.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Robert Dyer on December 12, 1999
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Some credit Satie with the invention of Ambient music. After hearig this recording one can hear Saties' true intent. Everyone else rushes through his music as if they just don't get it. Reinbert de Leeuw lets the notes breath into little droplets of emptiness. I have been looking for this C.D for years Thanx Amazon.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Dixon on October 1, 2011
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Mr. de Leeuw's slow, spacious interpretations have caused some controversy. They shouldn't have. Satie practically invented ambient music; these interpretations nail the slow, sensual qualities of Satie's early piano music. They're my first choice among some tough competition.

Unfortunately, the sound engineers missed a horrible low frequency rumble that made it onto the final master of this digital recording. If you listen to this disc on a system capable of reproducing low frequency sound, this will be annoying.

Fortunately, de Leeuw recorded all of these works, plus many others, on an older analog recording that became a 2 disc set, also for Phillips (http://www.amazon.com/Satie-The-Early-Piano-Works/dp/B0000069CS/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top). Buy that recording instead. There's a small amount of tape hiss, but it's far more tolerable than the strong low bass rumble in this recording.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mrs.58 on March 26, 2012
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I guess you either 'get' Satie or you dont, but Robert de Leeuw's interpretation and playing is unsurpassable. This CD which has all my required Satie pieces is a treasure. I bought it for the Gnossiennes but every work transcends the one before it. I cant recommend another version other than de Leeuw's sheer perfection. Exquisite
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. C. Pilling on March 25, 2011
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just about the most haunting romantic sexy music ever, this version is outstandingly slow, which gives it that pause for anticipation and makes it my very favourite rendition. Brilliant!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DesertFox on November 20, 2004
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The interpretation of Gnossiennes is worth the price of this CD. The slow, soulful rendition of that piece is the best anywhere. However, I agree with a previous reviewer that the downtempo approach does not work for other Satie favorites. The slow motion, low energy rendition of other pieces can be maddening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Penman47 on April 9, 2013
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These pieces are played slower and softer than other albums, but there is a deep connection by the artist with the music; he is not a mechanic just knocking out notes; he puts soul and meaning into the pieces.
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