V is for Virtuoso

Erik Satie composed Trois Gymnopédies in 1888 at the age of 22. He was trained in piano but never excelled within that training. His work defied classical compositions, they were short, ambient, dissonances against harmony.
With the compositions were instructions for how each piece was to be played: Gymnopedie No. 1 - Lent et douloureux (slow and mournfully), Gymnopedie No. 2 - Lent et triste (slow and sad), Gymnopedie No. 3 - Lent et grave (slowly and solemnly).
But they are not all tears a slouched shoulders. The sound is calm, unpretentious, and compatible with bath time, bed time, and suppertime.

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