Saturday 25 June 2016
Tune of the Day: Gnossienne No. 2
by Erik Satie, arranged for flute and piano
The Gnossiennes are piano compositions written by the French composer Erik Satie in the late 19th century. They are mostly in free time (lacking time signatures or bar divisions) and highly experimental with form, rhythm and chordal structure.
This second Gnossienne, composed around 1889, contains a number of unusual and somewhat enigmatic indications: “Avec étonnement” (“with astonishment”), “Ne sortez pas” (“don't go out”), “Dans une grande bonté” (“in a great kindness”), “Plus intimement” (“More intimately”), “Sans orgueil” (“without pride”).
Thanks to István for suggesting this piece!