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Hardest piano piece by Erik Satie?
I'm wondering what could be the hardest pieces Satie wrote. Any ideas?
- MordentLv 72 months ago
Vexations. The score is hard to read, difficult to interpret and vague. There is also an instruction to play the "tres lent" (very slow) score 840 times, meaning a true performance lasts many hours - the first lasted more than 18 hours, the longest at about 35.
It is so absurd that there is a debate as to whether Satie actually even intended it to be performed - he certainly made no effort to have it published. It may have simply been a musical statement or even a philosophical idea.