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Baerenreiter-Verlag Karl Voetterle GmbH & Co. KG

Satie - Morceaux en Forme de Poire - Piano, 4 Hands


Editor:  Jens Rosteck

In 1903, Satie composed his famous cycle for piano duet with the provocative and ambiguous title “3 Morceaux en forme de Poire”. (In French, “poire” means “pear” but also “dimwit”). It is a detached and ironic commentary on the constraints of musical form.
Now this cycle is being published in a scholarly-critical Urtext edition for the first time. Convenient page turns, a score format, translations of the French expression and tempo markings, Satie’s enigmatic introduction, performance suggestions by the Satie specialist Steffen Schleiermacher and a detailed foreword by the renowned musicologist Jens Rosteck make the study and performance of these pieces a true pleasure.

• First scholarly-critical Urtext edition
• Of an easy to moderate level of difficulty
• Includes translations of all expression and tempo markings (Fr/Ger/Eng)
• Detailed foreword (Ger/Eng) and Critical Commentary (Eng)

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