Program #2072

Though much of Erik Satie's music remains little known beyond the ranks of devoted aficionada, the Trois Gymnopedies pour piano (1888) for piano are instantly familiar. Indeed, Satie may have been amused by sheer the range of the contexts in which they have since been presented, from jazz-rock fusion arrangements to ballet scores to commercials for mundane consumer products. This edition of New Sounds looks at a variety of modern works inspired by these Impressionistic miniatures, including Brian Agro's "Poems and Preludes," Philip Glass's "Metamorphosis #2," and William Bland's "True and Authentic Gymnopedie," among others.

PROGRAM #2072, The Satie Influence (First aired 9/16/02)





Roland Pöntinen

Plays Piano Music By Erik Satie

Gymnopedie #1 [3:00]

Bis #317
Distributed by Qualiton:

Various artists: Alex DeGrassi

The Impressionists: A Windham Hill Sampler

Gymnopedie #3 [2:30]

BMG/ Windham Hill#11116**

Aleck Karis

Piano Music of Philip Glass

Metamorphosis II [7:30]

Romeo#7204, distributed by Qualiton:

Takashi Kako

Prelude de l'eau

Children's Beach - In Menton [4:00]


David Starobin

Live, Sonic Boom Festival 11/11/01

Wm Bland: True And Authentic Gymnopedie [2:00]

This recording not commercially available. Starobin's album "Newdance" is on Bridge #9084
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Various artists: Buckethead

The Meta Collection

Remember, excerpt [3:30]

Meta Records #MT-014.

Brian Agro

Poems and Preludes

Two Short Pieces, #1 [1:00]

Percaso #18

Anton Batagov

Save Changes Before Closing?

Close [4:00]

Zagny Edition#9809-03

William Ackerman

It Takes A Year

It Takes A Year [4:00]

Windman Hill #1003**

Penguin Cafe Orchestra

Broadcasting From Home

Air [4:30]

Editions EG#38***

Richard Vimal


Pavane [4:30]

1980 LP, Polydor - now available on CD from

Deux Filles

Silence & Wisdom

Birds [4:00]

Papier-Mache Records #PULP-31. 1982 LP, probably out of print

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