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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55175
Recording details: January 1989
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tim Handley
Release date: June 1989
Total duration: 5 minutes 10 seconds

Embryons desséchés
composer

d'Edriophthalma  [1'47]
de Podophthalma  [1'31]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Jokes are cracked in Embryons desséchés, an elaborate discourse on the crustaceans Satie had read about in textbooks on marine biology. More amusing than the erudite comments is the parody he introduces of Chopin’s Funeral March and the fun he pokes at those rhetorical but protracted climaxes favoured by Romantic composers which go on for so long that the uninitiated are often tricked into premature applause.

from notes by James Harding © 1989

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