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Avant-Garde Art \ Erik Satie \ Avant-Dernières Pensées: Selected Piano Works [LTMCD 2501]

Avant-Dernières Pensées collects together several of Erik Satie's best known compositions, including the famously poised Trois Gymnopédies, all six haunting Gnossiennes, and Je te Veux. Also included are more experimental pieces such as Descriptions Automatiques and Sports et Divertissements, an extraordinary collection of 21 miniatures from 1914 with illustrations by Charles Martin.

The album also finds space for Satie's single-act, neo-Dada lyric comedy Le Piège de Médusa, comprising 'seven tiny dances for Jonah the Monkey', illustrated by Cubist painter Georges Braque.

Tracklist

1. Trois Gymnopédies
2. Gnossiennes 1-7
3. Je te Veux/Caresse
4. Musiques Intimes et Secrètes
5. Embryons Desséchés
6. Le Piège de Méduse
7. Descriptions automatiques
8. Sports et Divertissements
9. Avant-Dernières Pensées

All 46 pieces on this 72 minute CD are performed by pianist Bojan Gorisek.

Erik Satie
Avant-Dernières Pensées: [LTMCD 2501]