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Erik Satie — Gymnopedie No. 1
Album: Satie: Piano Music (Frank Glazer, Piano)
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Released: 1889
Length: 3:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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Long-time listener, first-time commenter. This track makes me think that RP classical and jazz mixes would be very good things indeed. Just sayin’.
 Devaplan wrote:


There is audible distortion on some of the higher notes, predominantly on the RHC. Was this ripped from vinyl as it sounds like stylus transient tracking distortion.

You mean tangential tracking error distortion.
 DrLex wrote:

FYI, this is not Frank Glazer playing, but Pascal Rogé (same for Gnossienne No.1).
This rendition can be found on the album “Satie: 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works” (1984). I know this because:

I have that album, and the track on it sounds identical to the one played here on RP. Well, not entirely identical, because…

I submitted improved rips from this album to RP, back in the day when the file in the RP library had audible glitches. Unfortunately the album has low-frequency noise in the recording (even the version currently in iTunes still has this), but I filtered this out before submitting the files to RP.



There is audible distortion on some of the higher notes, predominantly on the RHC. Was this ripped from vinyl as it sounds like stylus transient tracking distortion.
sublime
FYI, this is not Frank Glazer playing, but Pascal Rogé (same for Gnossienne No.1).
This rendition can be found on the album “Satie: 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works” (1984). I know this because:

I have that album, and the track on it sounds identical to the one played here on RP. Well, not entirely identical, because…

I submitted improved rips from this album to RP, back in the day when the file in the RP library had audible glitches. Unfortunately the album has low-frequency noise in the recording (even the version currently in iTunes still has this), but I filtered this out before submitting the files to RP.
The n°3 is really good too
I had no idea this composition was this old.
 Rozsa wrote:

A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  


🫶🏻
Really good music is like a wine - getting better with the time ...  
Wikipedia on the Blood, Sweat and Tears version:

"Dick Halligan received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Performance for "Variations on a Theme By Erik Satie" from the album Blood, Sweat & Tears. Halligan earned a master's degree in music theory and composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He also conducted his original works in Carnegie Hall."

People looked at him funny when he said "I'm inventing Chill, yo".
 ibribe wrote:

This song was used in the documentary "Man On Wire". Highly recommend it.




Thank You for the info.
This song was used in the documentary "Man On Wire". Highly recommend it.
 Rozsa wrote:

A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  



Cats have excellent taste in music 
I first heard this on KMPX from San Francisco.  Of all places.  Rebel Rock had its classical side.  
Wonderful
NICE!!   
 Rozsa wrote:

A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  



I can't believe someone gave this a thumbs down. 
 Rozsa wrote:

A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  



Wonderful. Rozsa is Hungarian for rose 🌹 
 jagdriver wrote:

Very late '60s. It appeared on BS&T's second LP, where David Clayton Thomas had taken over for Al Kooper (and ruined the band).


How does a better singer ruin a band? BTW, I love me some Al Kooper 
and saw him with the Rekooperators many years ago when he was on the faculty at Berklee.
 jwstaberow wrote:


Agreed, except for most 80's pop.
That's what hairspray sounds like ;)


I don't necessarily agree but that IS a funny line!
Beautiful ❤️
 GingerandMe wrote:

Simply beautiful.   A guy I knew loved this piece of music and as he requested, it was played at his funeral.  Not a dry eye was left in the house.




Sorry about your loss but what a wonderful parting gift to share with family and friends.
Simply beautiful.   A guy I knew loved this piece of music and as he requested, it was played at his funeral.  Not a dry eye was left in the house.
I know nothing but the music... but did this come to Satie in a dream? 
PS- will always remind me of "My Dinner With Andre" which is also transcendent.
the french flair ...
 jef wrote:

Music is what feelings sound like...



Agreed, except for most 80's pop.
That's what hairspray sounds like ;)
Wikipedia page of the artist: 

Frank Glazer - Wikipedia
 Waaiers wrote:

Music for elevators that makes me wanna leave the particular place asap.



See ya!
What a nice change of mood :)
Makes me think of Peter Sellers... :)
Music for elevators that makes me wanna leave the particular place asap.
Music is what feelings sound like...
 bstevens1951 wrote:

How often do you hear beautiful pieces of classical music on RP? Sit down and shut up.



Actually, love, quite often.  However, I applaud your sentiment.  
EXCELLENT!!
 sirtezza wrote:

Released: 1889?  Must have been on vinyl.

Great music BTW.




I Agree!! Great music!!  ...Shellac cylinder record! Ha Ha Ha!
 mgtom wrote:
So calming and soothing. Almost puts me to........  



Is that a bad thing? Go to sleep!  
So calming and soothing. Almost puts me to........  
 nancyschmidt wrote:

Why?



Because it's beautiful  
A solid 10 any time - my favourite is done by Daniel Varsano & Philippe Entremont - their Satie work is impeccable.
Why?
 sirtezza wrote:

Released: 1889?  Must have been on vinyl.

Shallac or wax most likely.
Not bad for a day a day of pouring rain. 9/10
Try the rock mix
 idiot_wind wrote:

What the hell is this?

The theme song for Peyton Place or As the World Turns?

It's Thursday nite. Play some RnR.


Philistine!
composer 10/10
piece 11/10
pianist/interpretation 3/10
recording 2/10
 idiot_wind wrote:

What the hell is this?

The theme song for Peyton Place or As the World Turns?

It's Thursday nite. Play some RnR.



As Basil Fawlty would likely say: "Cloth-eared bint!". I choose nitwit, but other opinions may vary. Own it.
 idiot_wind wrote:

What the hell is this?

The theme song for Peyton Place or As the World Turns?

It's Thursday nite. Play some RnR.



"What the hell is this?" you ask...

"Which one is your family name, idiot or wind?" I ask
Released: 1889?  Must have been on vinyl.

Great music BTW.
What the hell is this?

The theme song for Peyton Place or As the World Turns?

It's Thursday nite. Play some RnR.
First heard this on the brilliant French movie Diva.  So beautiful.  Listen to those dissonant notes.  I have a feeling Satie knew what he was doing. 
I heard this originally in a French movie (Malle?) - several times since and I cannot remember a commercial use...but it would make a good one
 milleymeister wrote:

Hinterland’s Who’s Who



Canuck eh!
There is a Spanish YouTuber who goes by "Trin the Pianist".
He does an exceptional rendition of this piece. Captures the listlessness perfectly...
Trin - Gymnopedie No. 1
I guess because of the name of the piece, but I've always had a mental image of gymnasts performing in slow motion to this music. For a time I thought that might be the translation of the title. I'm probably the only person that's ever conjured up this image. But then, maybe not...
Thanks for the intro to Satie.
Also... I'm seeing posts from 17 years ago!?
How has RP been around this long and I haven't known of it?
Don't ever stop.
I have always loved this piece of majestic art.  It brings Peace 
Put this on and if anyone suddenly starts talking about beavers or the call of the loon, you've outed a Canadian.
I learned to play this when I was about 5 much to my piano teacher's surprise. Tempo is the most difficult part. Deceptively difficult, still challenging.
Thank you, Radio Paradise, for introducing me to this. It’s because of you that I recognized this song in The Queen’s Gambit. The composer’s name, “Erik Satie”, came to me.
 Jelani wrote:
You're both acting like assholes. What does this tune have to do with US politics?

Posted 4 months ago by hayduke2: Hey_Porter wrote:A song I cannot imagine Donald J. Trump listening to - Quiet, reflective, contemplative


FABULOUS MUSIC : ) here's a Clive Irving article from August 2016 "fun" to read again


Donald Trump: In Your Heart You Know He’s Nuts
 
I agree - this music is another world away from the sewer that is contemporary America.

Tired of winning yet?

Is there a bottom to America's humiliation?



 rocklandlove wrote:

Thus Satie invented ambient music. As quoted above (merci philipr!), Satie said what was needed was a kind of "music as furniture -- music that would be part of the ambient sounds." And he was humble about its purpose: to "soften the sounds of the knives and forks , without calling too much attention to itself." His music is sublime - the more so for its humility of purpose.
 
Interesting comments. Analytical philosophers name "furniture of the world" some of the most important entities that surrounding us (nature, the human body, sounds, music). I'd like to think of "furniture" as essential or foundational of to experience the world in the way we do.
Hinterland’s Who’s Who
 xray38 wrote:
Released 1889. Music is timeless. (ok, not all, but this is)
 

The year Keith Richards was born!
 laurieoc53 wrote:
Ahh, there is a version with Cleo Laine and James Galway. Timeless, other worldly.
 

I really like the version from Blüchel & Von Deylen



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNi1v3LUMs
Ahh, there is a version with Cleo Laine and James Galway. Timeless, other worldly.
I'm sitting at home working in the midst of all this crazy social distancing.  My cats are behind me sleeping softly.  Soft kitty warm kitty, little ball of fur, . . .



 
Rozsa wrote:
A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  
 

Is there an extended cut? A dance mix? Switched-on-Satie?

Just kidding.
 Piranga wrote:
Too bad more musicians don't realize that excruciating beauty can be drawn simply.
 
Maybe it's inevitable that more "artists" (musicians, painters, writers, etc.) don't realize that.  Theoretically that could make it more difficult to distinguish the "true" artists from the mere technicians.
 Jelani wrote:
 Rozsa wrote:
A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  
 https://youtu.be/0M7ibPk37_U
a love story, our animal friends are precious

 

 Rozsa wrote:
A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  
 https://youtu.be/0M7ibPk37_U

You're both acting like assholes. What does this tune have to do with US politics?

Posted 4 months ago by hayduke2: Hey_Porter wrote:A song I cannot imagine Donald J. Trump listening to - Quiet, reflective, contemplative


FABULOUS MUSIC : ) here's a Clive Irving article from August 2016 "fun" to read again


Donald Trump: In Your Heart You Know He’s Nuts
From the lovely and inspiring movie The Black Stallion.  Music by Carmine Coppola, the father of movie director Francis, who formerly played with Toscani.  Can't help but notice the similarity. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu3y3dyUxW0

Oddly enough, I finally found this clip, four tracks later, while RP served up Sennen, by the band Ride. 
Too bad more musicians don't realize that excruciating beauty can be drawn simply.
 bmccaul wrote:
I know it would be sacrilege for any of you that are classical music fans, but every time I hear this, I think fondly of Blood, Sweat and Tear's version (Variations on a Theme by Eric Satie), and wish that might get a play on RP sometime.
 
Not sacrilege at all (from this classical music fan) - simply a reinterpretation that fitted the scene at the time, while yet retaining the core of the original.
Didn't know that BS&T track - thank you for the intro
Man on Wire 
Listening to this, figured it was another mood number from the Roma soundtrack.  Whoa, 1889!
I thought this was that insipid ditty that Ryan Gosling keeps playing in La La Land.
Released 1889. Music is timeless. (ok, not all, but this is)
 Hey_Porter wrote:
A song I cannot imagine Donald J. Trump listening to - Quiet, reflective, contemplative

 
FABULOUS MUSIC : )    here's a Clive Irving article from August 2016 "fun" to read again


Donald Trump: In Your Heart You Know He’s Nuts
This is a solid 8. Sometimes it almost acts as a sound track of exactly where your at. But, sometimes, it is a total buzz kill.
 dziebell wrote:
Erik Satie was a one hit wonder.  This is it.  Mighty fine. 
 
2 hit wonder...you can add

Gnossienne No1






 Rozsa wrote:
A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  
 
Sweet and nostalgic story. Thank you for sharing Rozsa! You're special.
I agree ... first heard this on a that album ...and have loved it since ...
 bmccaul wrote:
I know it would be sacrilege for any of you that are classical music fans, but every time I hear this, I think fondly of Blood, Sweat and Tear's version (Variations on a Theme by Eric Satie), and wish that might get a play on RP sometime.
 
Great comment, God I love RP and the listeners it attracts :)

And by God I mean we
I know it would be sacrilege for any of you that are classical music fans, but every time I hear this, I think fondly of Blood, Sweat and Tear's version (Variations on a Theme by Eric Satie), and wish that might get a play on RP sometime.
 Proclivities wrote:

I remember Woolite commercials from back then having more up-tempo music.  There was even a snappy jingle: "You'll look better in a sweater washed in Woolite..."  It does seem like there was some TV ad that used this music - or a facsimile of it - during the '70s though.  Maybe a perfume ad?
 

I'm stickin' with my Woolite theory, dammit!   ; )
always reminds me of the movie another woman. this track was used really well in that film. 

but the woolite thing made me chuckle
beautiful
My heart hurts
 On_The_Beach wrote:
One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever, but I'm pretty sure it was used in a Woolite TV ad in the early 70s.
 
I remember Woolite commercials from back then having more up-tempo music.  There was even a snappy jingle: "You'll look better in a sweater washed in Woolite..."  It does seem like there was some TV ad that used this music - or a facsimile of it - during the '70s though.  Maybe a perfume ad?
One of RP's odder segues: 




 Foo Fighters "My Hero"   --->  this. 



Grinding guitars, ear-pounding drums, scorched lungs and then...silence dotted with echoes.
  
 Tritter wrote:
kunalb wrote:
I'm sure I've heard it in a movie too... or in a commercial. Love this.
Unfaithful......
 
Woody Allen's "Another Woman" 1988  Gena Rowlands and Mia Farrow.  Great film, great soundtrack.
From those of us who have listened to classical - modern formal music, Satie's Gymnopedies are a bit too overplayed.
 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
Seems to me that Paul Simon ought to be paying this guy royalties. Check out "Old Friends."

 
Paul Simon aught to be paying a whole lot of people royalties, as this hilarious parody points out: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS3Jj8E3_xw 
One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever, but I'm pretty sure it was used in a Woolite TV ad in the early 70s.
I thought this sounded familiar!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M7ibPk37_U
Night.. Night music.. 
How often do you hear beautiful pieces of classical music on RP? Sit down and shut up.
I like it Bill but you play it too much. There are other beautiful classical pieces. 
 Hey_Porter wrote:
A song I cannot imagine Donald J. Trump listening to - Quiet, reflective, contemplative

 
fabulous music  : )
check out in today's The Daily Beast: In Your Heart You Know He’s Nuts By Clive Irving
https://www.thedailybeast.com/features/2016/donald-trump.html
Seems to me that Paul Simon ought to be paying this guy royalties. Check out "Old Friends."
A song I cannot imagine Donald J. Trump listening to - Quiet, reflective, contemplative
Precious  {#Heartkiss}
 ChrisVIII wrote:

{#Clap} idem !  

 
Yep. It's like an aural vacation. 
Lovely tune!
It takes every kind of people... Part of the piano sounds a lot like that melody from Robert Palmer...
I love this just like I love "Night Porter" by Japan.
This is one of the selections in my "Classical Music For Baby" station on Spotify; my daughter loves it!
 
Wonderful tune. Thanks Bill.
 Rozsa wrote:
A stray cat followed me home one evening.

I took her in, she was afraid and rather ill. I put Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 on. 

Gradually she mellowed out and began to purr. 

She was my best friend for nearly 20 years.  

Whenever I hear this, I can't help but think of her and always get tears in my eyes.  

I called her Rozsa.  

 Wow. You've reminded me of our beloved Sheba, who we had to put down a few years ago, age 23. And now with Erik Satie playing I'm starting to get a little choked up myself. 

This is the Ikea "Why do you feel sorry for this lamp?"  commercial. 
BTW, this 2-CD set is a treasure.
 blkstd wrote:
This song reminds me of one on a Blood, Sweat and Tears album. (~1968)

 
Same song, with variations arranged by Dick Halligan.
mmmmmmmmm {#Meditate}

{#Daisy}
This song reminds me of one on a Blood, Sweat and Tears album. (~1968)
 AndyJ wrote:
Time to stop whatever I am doing.

Get something friendly to savor .

And let the week melt away...

One of my favorite pieces of music....   

 
{#Clap} idem !  
As a balletdancer I do of course love that {#Daisy}