The Music of Erik Satie this week, with Guillaume Vincent in recital at Musée d’Orsay, recorded on February 16 of this year by the venerable Radio France Musique.
A program of less well-known Piano works of Satie (sorry, no Gymnopédies) in this short, but nicely executed recital. Guillaume Vincent is a star-on-the-rise, having made his debut at 10. By 16 he had won the prestigious Prix de Piano, and since then has gone on to win several awards and a flood of accolades from press and audiences. His debut album came out in 2012 – a collection of Rachmaninov Preludes. He has been touring frequently and has played with numerous orchestras, including the BBC symphony and the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra.
Here’s what’s on the player:
2.Trois nouvelles enfantines (1913)
3.Quatre ogives (1886)
4.Trois sonneries de la Rose-Croix (1892)
6.Prélude de la porte héroïque du ciel (1894)
7.Petite musique de clown triste (1900)
8.Musiques intimes et secrètes (1900)
9.Verset laïque et somptueux (1900)
10.Prélude en tapisserie (1906)
11.Menus propos enfantins (1913)
12.Rêverie du pauvre (1900)
13.Deux rêveries nocturnes (1910-1911)
Just a shade over an hour and perfect Anti-Road Rage Wednesday music. Not much else to say, other than click the play button and relax.