ImproviSatie (0000)

Satie, Gees

Michael Gees

 

Nothing is as present as music extempore.
As desperately as the improviser waits for inspiration by the muse, on which he depends, he is still honestly surprised once it comes. Surprised by seduction to play music for which there is no correct fingering. Music
for which he is not prepared – and for which he must not be prepared. Music, which also requires improvised meth- ods of performance, now!
Music spontaneously composed originates from the presence of the spirit. Just like words can be found for the things that are in our hearts – un- less the bored faces of the people to whom we speak make us realize that they know it better (and have for a long time) ...Coming up now! with something that is new for both of us, foreseeing the un- foreseeable: This is music extempore. To achieve this, I have embraced the music of Erik Satie. Through closely- tied and personalized improvisation, I gained insights and found open win- dows and doors. I looked into Satie’s music applying the rules it follows. Every day, I interpreted its horoscope, so to speak. What other development potential would have been “in it” for its idea?
He himself led the path. With his “Wrong Dances,” he wrote the same piece three times: In his understand- ing, apparently, there is no one phras- ing of a thought that remains valid through the times. Neither in my un- derstanding, by the way. 

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Michael Gees

Born 1956 in Limburg, Germany, Christoph Prégardien began his musical education as a choirboy. He then studied singing with Martin Gründler and Karlheinz Jarius in Frankfurt, Carla Castellani in Milan, Alois Treml in Stuttgart and attended Hartmut Höll’s lieder-class. 
Widely regarded as among the foremost lyric tenors, Christoph Prégardien frequently collaborates with conductors such as Barenboim, Chailly, Gardiner, Harnoncourt, Herreweghe, Luisi, Metzmacher, Nagano, Sawallisch and Thielemann. His repertory spans a wide range from the great Baroque, Classical and Romantic Oratorios to 20th century works by Britten, Killmayer, Rihm, Stravinsky. 
Recognized as an eminent recitalist, Christoph Prégardien is regularly welcomed at the major recital venues of Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Zurich, Vienna, Barcelona and Geneva, as well as during his concert tours throughout Italy, Japan and North America. Chance leads him back to the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, where he resumes his compositional studies and eventually graduates. He now develops first rate pianistic chops on his own, composes a number of works, gains international renown as lied accompanist of extraordinary proportions with Christoph Prégardien and also appears in concerts globally; in Paris, London, New York and Tokio. All the while, he nurses and feeds his preference for combining the performance of music of past masters with living inspiration, thereby creating remarkable performances with his instrument.

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ImproviSatie (0000)

Satie, Gees

Michael Gees

Cables: Siltech
Digital Converters: DCS AD/DA
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording location: FWL-Studios, Leipzig
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Vieux Sequins et Vieilles Cuirasses: Crepuscule matinal
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5eme Gnossienne
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Pi?ces froides - Danses de travers
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1ere Gnossienne
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Veritables Prelude Flasques pour un - Severe reprimande
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Veritables Prelude Flasques pour un chien - Seul a la maison
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Danses de travers, no. 2
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Descriptions automatiques - Sur une lanterne
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4eme Gnossienne
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Danses de travers, no. 3
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1ere Gymnopedie
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Vieux Sequins et Vieilles Cuirasses - No. 2, Danse cuirassee
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Die Nachtigall
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