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Sports et divertissements
composer

Recordings
'Satie: Piano Music' (CDH55175)
Satie: Piano Music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55175  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
No 01: Choral inappétissant: Grave
Track 16 on CDH55175 [0'39] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 02: La balançoire: Lent
Track 17 on CDH55175 [0'35] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 03: La chasse: Vif
Track 18 on CDH55175 [0'15] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 04: La comédie italienne (À la napolitaine)
Track 19 on CDH55175 [0'27] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 05: Le réveil de la mariée: Vif, sans trop
Track 20 on CDH55175 [0'24] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 06: Colin-Maillard: Petitement
Track 21 on CDH55175 [0'28] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 07: La pêche: Calme
Track 22 on CDH55175 [0'37] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 08: Le yachting: Modéré
Track 23 on CDH55175 [0'49] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 09: Le bain de mer: Mouvementé
Track 24 on CDH55175 [0'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 10: Le carnaval: Léger
Track 25 on CDH55175 [0'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 11: Le golf: Exalté
Track 26 on CDH55175 [0'30] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 12: La pieuvre: Assez vif
Track 27 on CDH55175 [0'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 13: Les courses: Un peu vif
Track 28 on CDH55175 [0'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 14: Les quatre-coins: Joie modérée
Track 29 on CDH55175 [0'31] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 15: Le pique-nique: Dansant
Track 30 on CDH55175 [0'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 16: Le water-chute: Gracieusement
Track 31 on CDH55175 [0'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 17: Le tango: Modéré & très ennuyé
Track 32 on CDH55175 [0'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 18: Le traîneau: Courez
Track 33 on CDH55175 [0'24] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 19: Le flirt: Agité
Track 34 on CDH55175 [0'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 20: Le feu d'artifice: Rapide
Track 35 on CDH55175 [0'22] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 21: Le tennis: Avec cérémonie
Track 36 on CDH55175 [0'30] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Sports et divertissements
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In the year of 1915 Satie wrote those little masterpieces Sports et divertissements. Stravinsky had originally been asked to illustrate with music an album of sketches portraying various sports and recreations. He asked too large a fee and Satie was offered the commission. Although the sum was lower than Stravinsky’s, the unpredictable Satie thought it too high and felt insulted. In the end he was persuaded to accept the ignoble idea of making money from his art and produced twenty-one cameos picturing golf, hunting, fishing, swimming, yachting and so on. He worked very hard at them, paring down his initial ideas, simplifying continually, reducing the material to as small a compass as possible, and cutting out inessentials to achieve the bare, lithe style that was his ideal. He turned smallness into an asset and capitalized on the virtues of brevity. The Sports et divertissements celebrate the triumphant culmination of his art.

from notes by James Harding © 1989

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Details for CDH55175 track 26
Le golf: Exalté
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-34426
Duration
0'30
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 26
    Release date: June 1989
    Superseded by CDH55175
  2. Satie: Piano Music (CDH55175)
    Disc 1 Track 26
    Release date: November 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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