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Episode #1938

Program #1938

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Saturday, July 26, 2003

Though much of Erik Satie's music remains little known beyond the ranks of experts, his aesthetic of simplicity, irony, and Gallic whimsy has earned him a growing modern-day following. We hear several examples of his musical influence on this New Sounds, including Philip Corner's "Two French Tritone Dominants," and Bob Samarotto's "Little Piano Book," among others.
PROGRAM #1938, "The Satie Influence" (First aired on Thurs, 7/19/01)

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Erik Satie

After the Rain… the soft sounds of Erik Satie (Pascal Roge, piano)

Gymnopedie #1 [3:00]

London #444 958** Available at Amazon.com*

Phillip Corner

Relache Ensemble, New Sounds Live at Merkin Hall, 1988

Two French Tritone Dominants [9:30]

Live recording. This work is not commercially available.

Bob Samarotto & Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist, live, WNYC, 1991

Little Piano Book [14:30]

Live recording. This work is not commercially available.

John Cage

The Perilous Night/Four Walls

Four Walls, excerpts [13:00]

New Albion #037** www.newalbion.com

Pascal Comelade

Sentimientos

The Gray Velvet Gentleman [2:00]

Dys #05. LP release, long out of print.

Margaret Leng-Tan

The Art of Toy Piano

Toby Twining: Satie Blues [6:00]

Point Music #456 345** www.pointmusic.com

Erik Satie

After the Rain… the soft sounds of Erik Satie (Pascal Roge, piano)

Gymnopedie #3, excerpt [1:30]

See above.

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