The Minimalism of Erik Satie

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The Minimalism of Erik Satie
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Studio album by Vienna Art Orchestra
Released 1984
Recorded 20-22 September 1983 and 14 March 1984
Studio Studio Kornhäusl, Vienna, Austria
Genre Contemporary classical music, Jazz
Length 75:12
Label Hat ART 2005
Producer Werner X. Uehlinger
Vienna Art Orchestra chronology
From No Time to Rag Time
(1983)From No Time to Rag Time1983
The Minimalism of Erik Satie
(1984)
A Notion in Perpetual Motion
(1960)A Notion in Perpetual Motion1960

The Minimalism of Erik Satie is an album by European jazz group the Vienna Art Orchestra featuring interpretations of compositions by Erik Satie which was first released in 1984 on the Hat ART label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
Penguin Guide to Jazz5/5 stars [4]

The Allmusic review stated "The Minimalism of Erik Satie is a rare example of the pairing of jazz and classical that actually works on both ends. Recommended".[3]

The Penguin Guide to Jazz awarded the release a "Crown" signifying a recording that the authors "feel a special admiration or affection for".[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Erik Satie except as indicated

  1. "Reflections on Aubade" - 2:58
  2. "Reflections on Méditation" - 3:35
  3. "Reflections on Sévère Réprimande" - 2:57
  4. "Reflections on Idylle" - 4:01
  5. "Gnossienne No 3" - 3:00
  6. "Reflections on Gnossienne No. 2" - 4:25
  7. "Reflections on Gnossienne No. 1" - 5:53
  8. "Satie Ist Mir Im Traum 3 X Nicht Ershienen" (Mathias Rüegg) - 6:23
  9. "Vexations 1801" - 8:51
  10. "Vexations 1611" - 9:44
  11. "Vexations 2105" - 23:21

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vienna Art Orchestra: The Minimalism of Erik Satie accessed February 25, 2014
  2. ^ Vienna Art Orchestra discography accessed February 19, 2018
  3. ^ a b Olewnik, B., Allmusic Review accessed February 21, 2014
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Brian Morton (1996) [1992]. "Vienna Art Orchestra". The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (3rd ed.). New York: Penguin. p. 1307. ISBN 9780140513684.
  5. ^ Penguin Guide to Jazz: Crown Albums List, accessed February 25, 2014