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Satie, Erik Erik Satie
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(1866 - 1925)
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Satie, Erik: "Cinq grimaces pour Le songe d'une nuit d'été" for String Quartet

"Cinq grimaces pour Le songe d'une nuit d'été" for String Quartet
Erik Satie




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Composer :Erik SatieSatie, Erik (1866 - 1925)
Instrumentation :

String Quartet

Style :

Romantic

Arranger :
Publisher :
Erik SatieMagatagan, Mike (1960 - )
Date :1915
Copyright :Public Domain
Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (1866 – 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, Surrealism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.

An eccentric, Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Later, he also referred to himself as a "phonometrician" (meaning "someone who measures sounds"), preferring this designation to that of "musician", after having been called "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.

The Cinq grimaces pour Le songe d'une nuit d'été (Five Grimaces for A Midsummer Night's Dream) is a set of incidental music pieces for orchestra by Erik Satie. Composed in 1915 for a planned circus-style staging of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, it marked the composer's first collaboration with author Jean Cocteau. The production failed to materialize and Satie's music went unperformed in his lifetime. His score was published posthumously in 1929

These five miniatures ("Five affectations for "A Midsummer Night's Dream") are all that remain of the incidental music for Jean Cocteau's unrealized production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", planned for the Cirque Medrano in 1915. Edgar Varèse had originally envisioned a collaborative French score by Florent Schmitt, Ravel, Stravinsky, Satie and himself, but only Satie's pieces were ever composed. No 2 is thought to be a musical portrait of Ravel and no 4 a portrait of Varèse. .

Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinq_grimaces_pour_Le_so nge_d%27une_nuit_d%27%C3%A9t%C3%A9).

Although originally created for Solo Piano, I created this Interpretation of the "Cinq grimaces pour Le songe d'une nuit d'été" (Five Grimaces for A Midsummer Night's Dream) for String Quartet (2 Violins, Viola & Cello).
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Added by magataganm the 2017-11-21


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This sheet music is part of the collection of magataganm :
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