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Dear Followers, 

this is the second day from our second edition of the special Be Random! series (Random Contemporary Music), here at Musica in Extenso. In this post we will focus on a very interesting piece from the famous french composer and pianist, Erik Satie.

Today on Musica in Extenso:

Erik Satie

Gnossienne No. 1

The Gnossiennes are several piano works composed by the famous french composer and pianist, Erik Satie in the late 19th century. The works are for the most part in free time (lacking time signatures or bar divisions) and highly experimental with form, rhythm and chordal structure. The form as well as the term was invented by Satie.

Today we will focus on the first piece from the Gnossiennes. In my opinion, you can find everything this piece. Everything is here: we can observe that everything deep and dark is expressed in this piece. It’s like a long walk in the rain, it’s like a mystical tale. Feel free to listen again and again and just meditate. I hope you will enjoy this amazing piece and you will join us this week for more amazing random classical music.

Stay tuned! - Editor-in-Chief