Sorrowful.OldPotter wrote: ↑Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:24 pmI have been looking at Satie's Gymnopedie No 1. The instruction at the beginning says "Lent et Douloureux", its almost as if he knew how I was going to play it. The Google translation is " Slow and Painful"
Is that what he really meant or is there a better word that translates the true meaning into English?
It is a beautiful piece, quietly melancholic as you say.simonm wrote: ↑Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:30 pmQuite a nice piece. Never listened to it before. I really only listened to it to see if I could make some sort of humourous remark about the name. I was pleasantly surprised. Neither of the two versions I listened to suggest "sorrowful" to me. The closest I would say was marginally melancholic. I would quite like to learn it but it is way beyond my skill level.
Have fun with it.
R,Rasputin wrote: ↑Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:52 amI've often wondered why the Spanish name Dolores should be so popular when it is cognate with douloureux (douleurs, anyway). Why would you give your daughter a name like that? Anyway, this thread has prompted me to look it up and it turns out to be a reference to Mary of the sorrows, aka the virgin Mary.