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Erik Satie: Socrate ()

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composed by Erik Satie

Socrate is one of the strangest in the oeuvre of a composer who wrote a lot of strange works. Erik Satie reportedly ate only white foods to get himself in the mood to write this setting of texts from Plato about Socrates, fashioning them into a little three-act drama about the philosopher's life. To this, Satie applies music that resembles nothing else he wrote, without a hint of his usual satirical nature. The sound is drifting, almost featureless, perhaps mystical: was it his intention to symbolize the truths of ancient ...

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  1. Mélodies (3) of 1886, for voice & piano
  2. Chanson, song for voice & piano
  3. Chanson médiévale, song for voice & piano
  4. Les Fleurs, for voice & piano
  5. Hymne pour le Salut Drapeau, incidental music for piano
  6. Socrate, symphonic drama for voice(s) & orchestra
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Erik Satie: Socrate
2016, Winter & Winter

UPC: 025091023424

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