SATIE, ERIK

Vexations (Limited Edition Clear Vinyl)

Model: TWI1245

SKU: 376395 Product ID: 268301

Format ‐ LP

Genre ‐ Classical

Release Date ‐ 20/12/19

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Description

    The extraordinary score for Vexations is just three lines long, yet a complete performance (840 repetitions) may last for anything between 14 and 28 hours. First performed under the supervision of John Cage in 1963, this radical, enigmatic, proto-Surrealist work is now recognised as a significant milestone in the avant-garde canon.

     Some credit Vexations with occult numerical meaning; others discern Satie’s greatest musical prank, or a “poor man’s Ring of the Nibelung”. Curiously, despite the almost infinitely repetitive nature of the piece, the central 18 note motif is notoriously hard to remember. Few solo pianists have been able to negotiate a complete performance of all 840 repetitions, although in 2012 a non-stop performance lasting 35 hours was undertaken in Tokyo.

Details

    Primary Format - Music - Vinyl

    Artist - SATIE, ERIK

    Label - LES DISQUES DU CRÉPUSCULE

    Music Genre - Classical

    Music Genre Primary - Classical

Track Listing

LP - Side A

  1. Vexations (Pt 1)

LP - Side B

  1. Vexations (Pt 2)

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