Satie For Two

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Satie For Two 50:31 $11.98
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1 Trois Airs A Faire Fuir 5:35 $1.49 Buy
2 Trois Nouvelles Pieces Froides 5:43 $1.49 Buy
3 Trois Gnossiennes(I-III) 5:40 $1.49 Buy
4 Sarabandes I &II 8:06 44.1/16 Album only
5 Trois Gymnopedies 6:44 $1.49 Buy
6 Trois Gnossiennes(IV-VI) 7:18 44.1/16 Album only
7 Troisieme Sarabande 2:35 $1.49 Buy
8 Deux Reveries Nocturnes 3:15 $1.49 Buy
9 Deux Ogives 4:01 $1.49 Buy
10 Songe-Creux 1:34 $1.49 Buy

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On hearing French pianist Jean-Joel Barbier's recordings of Satie, Peter Kraus realized the possibilities of transcribing the music for the classical guitar. Peter began with the Gymnopédies and Gnossiennes for guitar solo. The greater complexity of such works as the Pièces Froides led him to transcribe for two guitars. Experimentation and revision ensued, with the collection of music on this record as the final product. Having participated in various concerts with Peter Kraus, Mark Bird was invited to collaborate on this recording.

Erik Satie (1866 - 1925)

"Guitarist Kraus was set off on his project of transcribing piano works of Satie by first hearing a recording of the piano music by a French pianist. Debussy had transcribed two of Satie's Gymnopédies for orchestra, but Satie for guitar was a new thing. Kraus found that some of the seemingly simple music of Satie was actually too complex for transferring to a single guitar, and thus the transcriptions for two guitars came about.