Sunday, March 24, 2013

Eclectic Tastes



Erik Satie was a French composer. I have listened to his music 
since I was introduced to it when taking a dance appreciation course
at Dalhousie University back in the early '70's.

He was a very interesting character and if you wish to read a little
 about him you can by clicking here.

This is a very calming way to start your day. Enjoy.

20 comments:

  1. Hello Jim,

    I really enjoy his music and as he was born not far from us here, he is celebrated often with concerts and exhibition, which is nice.
    Ivan

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    1. How lucky you are to be able to attend whenever you wish,Ivan. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  2. I really like this well-known tune! It's a great choice when you're looking for music that is relaxing.

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    1. I guess, Martha, it has been used all over the place!! Glad you like it!

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  3. Perfect for our foggy, rainy day.
    G.M.,Jim

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    1. Yes it is Sharon! His music has that 'overcast' feel to it!
      G.E.,S

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  4. Thanks for the link! I like Satie's music but knew nothing about him. Interesting but strange guy. Probably like most truly creative people.

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    1. Very unusual character for sure, Debra. You are correct, most of the 'best' are a little strange to us mere mortals!!

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  5. Thanks for introducing me to this composer, Jim. His music is calming and just what I needed! I hope that you are having an enjoyable Sunday!

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    1. Hey, Jim! I just learned from Debra that Elaine had her surgery and is coming along. I just want you to know that I am thinking, and have been thinking of you all!

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    2. Thanks so much Louise! I spoke to Elaine the day after her surgery. Now we are waiting to see which 'therapy' will be used. Thanks again.

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    3. Glad you like this Satie selection Louise. You tube has a number of his other works as well.....that will calm you down when you need to be. Having a very enjoyable Sunday, as I hope you are as well. Thanks Louise.

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  6. I am listening to this hauntingly lovely music as I write my comment, and I have to say it is just perfect this morning! I even made it through the first section of the Wikipedia article and hope to come back to it. What strikes me is the burning passion in Satie's heart escaped and grew in spite of the discouragement from his teachers. There's a message there for both teachers and students, I think. Thanks, Jim!

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    1. He certainly had a mind of his own, Carol. That is what drew me to him many years ago.....the haunting nature of his works......in a good way. His work digs deeply and stays around for a while.
      Yes, I think the message may have to do with keeping an open mind and accepting new approaches and ideas. At least listen to them.
      Have a great week Carol.

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  7. I got a "this video is currently unavailable" message. Will try again later.

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    1. Hi Terry. I hope this will work for later as I think you may like it. Must be your receptors (?) as other Americans are getting it.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this, Jim!

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  9. I love Satie. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. You're welcome Mitch! He is quite unique in the classical music world.

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