Erik Satie
Old Sequins and Old Breastplates

About Erik Satie's Old Sequins and Old Breastplates

In this collection, Satie refers to a mixture of real and imaginary historical eras. The first piece satirizes a rich merchant of the 13th century, going wild over his precious metals.
In the second, a group of ancient Greek dancers have their heads chopped off.
In the third and last piece, The Defeat of the Cimbri (Nightmare), Satie combines several historical battles and commanders; they merge in the surreal nightmare of a young boy.