Monday, September 25, 2023

Reinbert de Leeuw and Erik Satie

Reinbert de Leeuw - Erik Satie/ Gnossiennes 1-6 (live @TivoliVredenburg Utrecht) 
vrije geluiden VPRO television


In the 1960s, pianist and composer Reinbert de Leeuw stood up for the then almost forgotten French composer Erik Satie. A man who composed completely against the spirit of the times around the turn of the last century. Satie wrote short, stripped-down music. In the hands of Reinbert de Leeuw, every change of pace and turn in Satie's work became unprecedentedly expressive. 

Maestro Reinbert de Leeuw performs Gnossiennes 1-6 composed by Erik Satie. Reinbert de Leeuw has a fascination for the French excentric composer Erik Satie. In the '60s and 70's Reinbert de Leeuw's recordings of Satie's music were immensely popular. Thirty years later Reinbert de Leeuw is still fascinated by Satie's music and performs all six Gnossiennes with new tempi. broadcast may 13th 2018 10.30 a.m. (GMT +1) This video was recorded in TivoliVredenburg for VPRO Vrije Geluiden: music program made by the Dutch public broadcast organization VPRO.

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