Erik Satie

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Satie wrote music known as much for eccentric titles and performance directions as for its unique sound and lack of allegiance to any one aesthetic.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Gymnopedie for piano No. 1 1888 Keyboard
Gymnopédies (3), for piano (also orchestrated by Debussy) 1888 Keyboard
Gnossiennes (6), for piano 1889 Keyboard
Sports et divertissements (Sports and diversions), pieces (21) for piano 1914 Keyboard
Morceaux (3) en forme de poire (3 pieces in the form of a pear), for piano, 4 hands or orchestra 1903 Keyboard
Gymnopedie for piano No. 3 1888 Keyboard
Pièces froides (Cold Pieces), pieces (6) for piano 1897 Keyboard
Nocturnes (5) for piano 1919 Keyboard
Parade, ballet in 1 scene for orchestra 1916 Ballet
Gnossienne for piano No. 1 1890 Keyboard
Je te veux (I Want You), café-concert song for voice & piano 1897 Vocal Music
La belle excentrique, "serious fantasy" for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands) 1920 Orchestral
Embryons desséchés (3 dried-up embryos), for piano 1913 Keyboard
Avant-dernières pensées (Next-to-last thoughts), pieces (3) for piano 1915 Keyboard
Messe des pauvres (Mass for the poor), for piano, chorus & organ 1892 Choral
Sarabandes (3) for piano 1887 Keyboard
Sonatine bureaucratique, for piano 1916 Keyboard
Croquis et agaceries d'un gros bonhomme en bois (3 sketches and exasperations of a big wooden fellow), for piano 1913 Keyboard
Véritables préludes flasques pour un chien (Truly Flabby Preludes for a Dog), for piano 1912 Keyboard
Descriptions automatiques, for piano 1913 Keyboard
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