Satie: Gymnopedies and other Works Alessandro Deljavan

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Label: OnClassical

Genre: Instrumental

Subgenre: Piano

Artist: Alessandro Deljavan

Composer: Erik Satie (1866-1925)

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  • Erik Satie (1866-1925): Prélude de la porte Héroïque du Ciel (1894)
  • 1Prelude de la porte heroique du ciel04:54
  • Sarabandes (1887)
  • 2Sarabande No. 107:00
  • 3Sarabande No. 205:50
  • 4Sarabande No. 306:30
  • Gymnopédies (1888)
  • 5No. 1. Lent et douloureux03:56
  • 6No. 2. Lent et triste02:34
  • 7No. 3. Lent et grave02:44
  • Gnossiennes (1889)
  • 8Gnossienne No. 105:30
  • 9Gnossienne No. 202:58
  • 10Gnossienne No. 303:27
  • Sonneries de la Rose Croix (1892)
  • 11No. 1. Air de l'ordre07:33
  • 12No. 2. Air du grand maitre06:37
  • 13No. 3. Air du grand prieur03:47
  • Total Runtime01:03:20

Info for Satie: Gymnopedies and other Works

Satie was an original spirit, a genial inventor of a new music writing largely admired by his contemporary, Claude Debussy, that in a letter wrote: „Satie, you never had greater admirers than Ravel and myself; many of your early works had a great influence on our writing. Your 'Prélude de la Porte Héroïque du Ciel' [1894] was to us a revelation […]“. The music on this album belongs to the mystical period. The Gymnopédie is one of the most popular pieces ever.

Deljavan, a charismatic Italian pianist first burst onto an American stage for his first Van Cliburn participation back in 2009 and most recently in 2013, winning the 'Raymond E. Buck' Jury Discretionary Award. He has accumulated passionate supporters everywhere he performs. His performance style has been often described 'charismatic' so much so that following his performance at Van Cliburn this past summer, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram coined explosion in shouts and stomps after his performances by audience, 'Deljamania'.

Here Deljavan gives us a rarified, spiritual reading, deeply calm and mature while the warm sound of engineer Simonetto perfectly suits with his artistic purposes.

Alessandro Deljavan, piano

Recorded at Teatro Montegrappa, Rosà, Vicenza, 2011
Engineered by Alessandro Simonetto

Alessandro Deljavan
graduated in 2003 from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, under the guidance of Riccardo Risaliti. From 2003-2005, he studied with E. Belli at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica G. B. Pergolesi, Fermo. He also earned his post-graduate degree at the Music University “G. Braga” in Teramo in 2007.

Throughout the 1990s, while still a youngster, Deljavan played in every major city in Italy and in a number of cities around the world. He competed in numerous national and international competitions, often capturing first prize, including top honors at the 1996 Concours musical de France in Paris. In 2005, he won second prize at the 'Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Competition' in Bratislava and took the 5th prize at the 'Gina Bachauer' Junior Artists Competition in Salt Lake City (the first Italian in the history of the competition).

At the age of 22, Deljavan won the 'John Giordano Jury Discretionary Award' at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and was confirmed by the critics as: 'The most accomplished and charismatic musicians of his generation'.

Deljavan is among the select young artists attending the International Piano Academy at Lake Como, Italy, under the tutelage of the academy’s art director, William Grant Nabore.

He is collaborating with us with a lot recordings (Schubert, Satie, Brahms, Rubinstein, Alkan). He recently took part on the recording of the Cramer's etudes produced by OnClassical for the Naxos label.

This album contains no booklet.

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