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Embryons desséchés


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

Les Embryons desséchés, complexe traité sur les crustacés découvert par Satie dans des manuels de biologie marine, sont facétieux, même si les commentaires érudits s’avèrent moins divertissants que la parodie de la Marche funèbre de Chopin et que la manière dont Satie se moque des apogées rhétoriques interminables chers aux romantiques, mais si longs que les non-initiés se font avoir et applaudissent prématurément.

extrait des notes rédigées par James Harding © 1989
Français: Hypérion

Witze werden in den Embryons desséchés gemacht, einem elaboraten Diskurs über die Krustentiere, die Satie in Lehrbüchern zur Meeresbiologie entdeckt hatte. Amüsanter als die gelehrten Kommentare sind die eingefügte Parodie von Chopins Trauermarsch und die Art, wie er sich über die ausgedehnten Höhepunkte lustig macht, wie sie Komponisten der Romantik so sehr schätzten und die so lange anhalten, dass Uneingeweihte oft zu verfrühtem Applaus verleitet werden.

aus dem Begleittext von James Harding © 1989
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Satie: Piano Music
CDH55175Helios (Hyperion's budget label)


Movement 1: d'Holothurie: Allez un peu
Track 10 on CDH55175 [1'52] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: d'Edriophthalma
Track 11 on CDH55175 [1'47] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: de Podophthalma
Track 12 on CDH55175 [1'31] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Track-specific metadata for CDH55175 track 10

d'Holothurie: Allez un peu
Recording date
3 January 1989
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tim Handley
Hyperion usage
  1. Satie: Piano Music (CDA66344)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: June 1989
    Superseded by CDH55175
  2. Satie: Piano Music (CDH55175)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: November 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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