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#960987 - 10/01/04 12:48 PM Satie: Gymnopedie No1  
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What speed (as in metronome setting) would you play this at? Nearly all midi or mp3 files I listened too play this piece way too fast -to my liking anyway. Besides, the composer himself indicates 'Lent et douloureux' which literally translated means 'slow and painful'.

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#960988 - 10/11/04 06:07 PM Re: Satie: Gymnopedie No1  
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You may want to check Reinbert de Leeuw's interpretations. You'll find mp3s if you look. Info about Reinbert de Leeuw is at
http://www.af.lu.se/~fogwall/reinbert.html

#960989 - 11/10/04 07:37 AM Re: Satie: Gymnopedie No1  
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I would take it at about crotchet = 80. It isn't to be as slow as Reinbert took it. THat leaves the listener bored and waiting for something more interesting to happen.


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