Pianist, conductor, arranger and composer Bruno Fontaine is the perfect example of a 21st century artist. This collection features a broad selection of Satie's piano works. The Gymnopédies represent an important precursor to modern ambient music. Satie's Nocturnes were his final works for solo piano and are considered among his most significant achievements in the genre. The Gnossiennes are a highly experimental form invented by the composer. Also included are the Avant-dernières pensées, the Pièces froides and Petits Chorals.