Gnossiennes
Erik Satie

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Satie's enchanting piano works climb 8 places

Erik Satie was a French composer and pianist, who would, without doubt, come top of any list of eccentric composers. Satie's coining of the word 'gnossienne' was one of the rare occasions when a composer used a new term to indicate a new type of composition. The Six Gnossiennes served to cement Satie's status as the musical pin-up boy of Bohemian Paris in the late nineteenth century.