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Erik Satie’s Gnossienne #4

The word Gnossienne did not exist until French composer Erik Satie made it up to describe a set of piano pieces. Wikipedia gives a good explanation: “The word appears to derive from gnosis. Satie was involved in gnostic sects and movements at the time that he began to compose the Gnossiennes. However, some published versions claim that the word […]

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