So That’s What Gymnopedie Means

This was one of the first songs I learned in the music program at school. It is titled “Gymnopedie No. 1” by Eric Satie. Most versions are slower than this, but since we all have busy schedules I gave it a quicker tempo.

Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (May 17, 1866 – July 1, 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. He was the son of a French father and a British mother. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, but was an undistinguished student and obtained no diploma. In the 1880s he worked as a pianist in cafĂ©-cabaret in Montmartre, Paris, and began composing works, mostly for solo piano, such as his GymnopĂ©dies. He also wrote music for a Rosicrucian sect to which he was briefly attached.

Eric Satie in 1920

Is it just me, or does this song sound similar?

https://youtu.be/fI4kPSO7CNA

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