Erik Satie Gymnopedie No 1 - Pianist Michel Mananes Recording by Michel Mananes published on 2013/02/20 14:23:16 +0000 Michel Mañanes study piano in France, Spain and Austria. With recitals for Europa and Southamerica specially. He won first prize in several young piano competitions. He is Piano Teacher in Madrid and continue to give concert. classical concert pianist. Michel Mañanes has obtained, recently, the University Title of "Expert in Pianistic Interpretation", gotten with "Cum Laudae" by Unanimous vote (International University of Andalusia) Alfred Eric Leslie Satie (Honfleur, 17 May 1866 -- Paris, 1 July 1925) was a French composer and pianist. Starting with his first composition in 1884, he signed his name as Erik Satie. Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Later, he also referred to himself as a "phonometrograph" or "phonometrician" (meaning "someone who measures (and writes down) sounds") preferring this designation to that of "musician," after having been called "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a book on contemporary French composers published in 1911.