Gnossiennes No.1, 2, 3 & 4

The Gnossiennes are seven pieces for piano composed by Erik Satie between 1889 and 1897 but in my album “Piano Lullabies Baby Sleep Music”, I decided to insert only the first four because seemed to be closest to a lullaby genre.

Many say that the title Gnossiennes derives from the palace of Knossos present on the island of Crete or “Gnossus”, and that his compositions are therefore to be connected to the myth of Theseus and Arianne and the Minotaur.
The Gnossiennes, as well as the Gymnopedies, have often been defined as “dances”.

Thank you and good listening!

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