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Noriko Ogawa plays Satie - Piano Music, Vol. 3

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Catalogue numberBIS-2325 SACD
Release date2020-07-03
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time80:32

Of all the enigmas that surround Erik Satie and his music, Vexations is probably the most enigmatic. A ‘theme’ in the bass, with two different harmonisations, to be played – according to an ambiguous note on the composer's autograph – 840 times. That is at least how it has been interpreted since the first public performance, which lasted more than 18 hours and was organized by the composer John Cage in 1963. When Satie wrote Vexations is uncertain, and although it is usually assumed to be intended for a keyboard instrument, that is also impossible to confirm. There are no known performances of it in the composer’s lifetime, and the single-page manuscript was only discovered after Satie’s death.

The many question marks surrounding the work have made it a cult classic, and live performances – by a single pianist or several performers taking turns – are events that still attract attention, even if only a few in the audience sit out a complete performance. As part of her acclaimed Satie cycle, Noriko Ogawa now offers a bite-sized taste (142 repeats, 80 minutes long) of the ‘Vexation experience’, with a twist – as she explains in the liner notes she has chosen to perform Vexations in a manner that may seem controversial to purists: ‘Satie’s work is itself a challenge to conventional performing tradition, so why not challenge him?’
 
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  Composer: Satie, Erik
  Vexations 80:17
01 Vexation 1 01:10 $ 0.28 USD
02 Vexations 2-6 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
03 Vexations 7-11 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
04 Vexations 12-16 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
05 Vexations 17-21 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
06 Vexations 22-26 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
07 Vexations 27-31 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
08 Vexations 32-36 02:38 $ 0.63 USD
09 Vexations 37-41 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
10 Vexations 42-46 02:48 $ 0.67 USD
11 Vexations 47-51 02:46 $ 0.66 USD
12 Vexations 52-56 02:55 $ 0.70 USD
13 Vexations 57-61 02:58 $ 0.71 USD
14 Vexations 62-66 02:54 $ 0.70 USD
15 Vexations 67-71 02:47 $ 0.67 USD
16 Vexations 67-71 02:52 $ 0.69 USD
17 Vexations 77-81 02:53 $ 0.69 USD
18 Vexations 82-86 02:56 $ 0.70 USD
19 Vexations 87-91 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
20 Vexations 92-96 02:42 $ 0.65 USD
21 Vexations 97-101 02:43 $ 0.65 USD
22 Vexations 102-106 02:46 $ 0.66 USD
23 Vexations 107-111 02:43 $ 0.65 USD
24 Vexations 112-116 01:47 $ 0.43 USD
25 Vexations 117-121 03:37 $ 0.87 USD
26 Vexations 122-126 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
27 Vexations 127-131 02:33 $ 0.61 USD
28 Vexations 132-136 02:40 $ 0.64 USD
29 Vexations 137-141 02:44 $ 0.66 USD
30 Vexation 142 01:53 $ 0.45 USD
 
  Album total 80:32
ComposerSatie, Erik
PianoOgawa, Noriko

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