A Breath of Music from The Dranoff 2 Piano
Gnossienne #1, Erik Satie here performed by Reinbert de Leeuw. Please click on the image
Even when I was a child I was in love with this music by Erik Satie. His first Gnossienne has this calm and flowing energy; it can go on forever.
Later when I started to play it I noticed that the score had no bar lines! Something that I had never seen before. Nevertheless it is not a-rhythmic; on the contrary; it’s slow repetitive mood could be regarded as the first minimal music piece. Sit down, or lie down and enjoy the music.
Jeroen Van Veen