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Socrate/ Mass For The Poor/ Piano Pieces by Poulenc

Artist: Erik Satie
Erik Satie - Socrate/Mass For The Poor/Piano Pieces by Francis Poulenc CD
Label: El Records
Regular Price: $18.95
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Year: 2007
Format: CD

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These recordings of Erik Satie's symphonic drama Socrate (1916) and the beautiful Mass for the Poor are both very rare. They have been out of print for five decades and here are restored and released digitally for the first time. Erik Satie's compositions have been recorded by such diverse musicians as John Cage, Gary Numan, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and one of his greatest admirers was Frank Zappa! Erik Satie has an international fan-base amongst whom he has attained god-like status. These completists alone will deliver good sales. Satie's sumptuous melodies (what he described as 'Furniture Music') remain attractive to the modern ear; compositions such as 'Gymnopedies' (included here in a performance by Francis Poulenc from 1956) are amongst the most famous of the 20th century. Classical, avant-garde and independent outlets the world over, should all do well with this little beauty.

ARTISTS
Paris Philharmonic Orchestra; Rene Leibowitz (conducts); Marilyn Mason (organ); Francis Poulenc (piano)
TRACKS
Francis Poulenc -Prelude de la "porte heroique du crel" / Gymnopedie No 1 / Sarabande No 2 / Gnossienne No 3 Avant-dernieres pensees / Next-to-Last Thoughts / Idylle/ Aubade / Medidation Descriptions automatiques / Automatic Descriptions / Sur un vaisseau / A Ship / Sur une lanterne / A Lantern / Sur un Casque / A Helmet Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois / Sketches and enticements of a Fat Wooden Man / Tyrolienne torque / Danse maigre / Prelude posthume Mass for the Poor (Messe des Pauvres) Marilyn Mason, Organ Chorus directed by David Randolph / Kyrie Eleison / Priere des Orgues / Commune qui mundi nefas / Chant Ecclesiastique / Piere pour les voyageurs et les mrins en danger de mort / Priere pour le salut de mon ame Socrate-Symphonic Drama Paris Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Conducted by Rene Leibowitz / Portrait of Socrates (the Banquet) / The Banks of the Ilissus (Phedre) / The Death of Socrates (Phedon) Phedon; Socrates; The Servant
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