150th Anniversary of the Birth of Erik Satie
May 15, 2016•7 min
Tomorrow is the hundred fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the French composer Erik Satie. As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us, Satie's music and thinking were more in tune with our time than with his own, in this edition of Fishko Files.
Music by Satie heard in today's piece:
Gymnopedie no. 1D’Holothurie -From Embryons DessechesSur un Casque (from Descriptions Automatique) Sur un Vaisseau ( same as above) Je Te Veux (Café song) Vexations Parade (ballet), Maurice Abravanel conducting Utah Symphone Orchestra Furniture Music –Wrought Iron Tapestry Gnossienne Gymnopedie no. 2
All piano pieces performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Decca — the Complete Solo Piano Music of Satie)
Stuart Isacoff is a pianist and music writer. His Wall Street Journal article on Satie appears tomorrow, May 17.Dr. Caroline Potter's book "Erik Satie, A Parisian Composer and his World" is published by Boydell Press.
WNYC Production Credits
Executive Producer: Sara FishkoMix Engineer: William MossManaging Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann