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Erik Satie

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Erik Satie.

Erik Satie artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

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June 8, 2008 Two performers from separate backgrounds find a common interest in Satie's spare, haunting melodies.

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Interviews & Profiles

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April 19, 2009 The family-run record label from France withstands industry downturns by trusting the music.

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November 26, 2007 The Canadian soprano's new CD, Surprise, features classical cabaret songs.

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News

Gustavo Dudamel applauds the youngsters of Scotland's Big Noise Orchestra after their Thursday performance in Stirling.

June 22, 2012 Scottish orchestral lads and lasses, Met disclosures and Erik Satie's cuisine blanche.

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February 17, 2006 Dada art--absurd, outrageous, puzzling--is an international art movement inspired by World War I.

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Can classical music get down and party?

May 10, 2011 Can classical music get down and party? Some jazz musicians sure think so.

Hooray. It's Elephant Appreciation Day!

September 22, 2010 To mark Elephant Appreciation Day, take a "critter quiz." Match the music to the creature.

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October 30, 2008 Veins in your temples about to pop? Relieve the stress of work with these five soothing songs.

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  • Album: Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
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  • Album: Erik Satie: Avent dernières pensées
  • Artist: Alexandre Tharaud
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  • Released: 2009
 

The Magic of Satie

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  • Album: The Magic of Satie
  • Artist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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  • Released: 2008
 

Surprise

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