31, James Levine conducts the MET Chamber Ensemble in a performance
of Pierre Boulez's sur Incises and Satie's Socrate.
Composed in 1918, Socrate received its first Carnegie Hall
performance in Carnegie Recital Hall (now Weill Recital Hall) on April
6, 1977, with Martha Herr-Hanneman, soprano, and Nils Vigeland, piano.
Satie was very conscious of the fact that he was pursuing an
aesthetic very different from the style of his contemporaries. He called
Socrate "a return to classical simplicity with a modern
sensibility," and said that he himself was "a young composer in an old
from Satie’s SocratesMusic Projects London, Richard Bernas,
Conductor, Susan Bickley, SopranoLTM Recordings.