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3 Morceaux en forme de Poire - 1 Piano 4 Hands

Price: $18.00


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)

Table of Contents:

Publisher: Barenreiter
Composer/Author: Satie, Erik
Arranger/Editor: Rosteck, Jens
Catalog Number: BA10809