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Michael Gees, Érik Satie

Michael Gees


  • Type SACD hybrid
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917251227
  • Catalog number CC 72512
  • Release date 29 April 2011
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About the album

Music spontaneously composed originates from the presence of the spirit. This is music extempore. To achieve this, I have embraced the music of Erik Satie.  Through closely-tied and personalized improvization, I gained insights and found open windows 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 understanding, apparently, there is no one phrasing of a thought that remains valid through the times.  Neither in my understanding, by the way. 

A grammy nomination for Winterreise by Prégardien & Gees!


image We are proud to announce that the outstanding recording of Winterreise by Christoph Prégardien and Michael Gees was nominated for the 56th Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo! You can watch the trailer by clicking on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-7BLF0uKJ4 Winterreise Prégardien and Gees have performed Winterreise numerous times together and Prégardien has released Winterreise before with Andreas Staier on fortepiano in 1996. The release won multiple awards. Nonetheless, this new release of Winterreise adds in many ways to this former release. Prégardien’s ...

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