apologies for our collective absences! I know we have fantastic excuses that will amaze and astound you, but, instead of that, how about some music?
This is my favorite Satie recording, performed with great sensistivity, clarity, and exquisite slowness by the excellent Reinbert de Leeuw. Most of these are played at about half the tempo they are generally recorded at, revealing a different Satie. Perhaps obviously, this is a very modern reading of Satie's piano music, and points to the wider influence Satie's writing style has had on contemporary composers and performers (while sparing you all the usual contemporary rhetoric surrounding Satie). He wrote beautiful music in a deceptively simple style. de Leeuw finds Satie somewhere slow, and follows him....
Mr. de Leeuw