Ciccolini, Aldo

SATIE: Piano Works, Songs

CD (Number of discs: 6)
24 Aug 2018

Barcode: 0190295651015

Composer: Erik Satie
Other participants: Gabriel Tacchino, Mady Mesplé, Nicolai Gedda, Gabriel Bacquier

Erik Satie’s piano works give full expression to the distinctive musical voice of their creator, embracing everything from humour and pastiche to mysticism and pared-back austerity. In Aldo Ciccolini, these enigmatic pieces found not just an interpreter but a champion. The pianist’s deep sensitivity to the mercurial moods and humours of Satie’s music is celebrated in this wide-ranging collection, which takes in both rare and well-known works, including the famous Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes.