Twenty Short Pieces for Piano (Sports et Divertissements): (Sheet Music)

Twenty Short Pieces for Piano (Sports et Divertissements): (Sheet Music)

by Erik Satie
     
 

Composer Erik Satie (1866–1925) exercised a profound effect on twentieth-century music. His innovative harmonies, freedom of form, and mastery of musical understatement influenced a diverse company of modern masters, ranging from Debussy and Ravel to Milhaud, Poulenc, and Cage. This is a facsimile of an extremely rare collection of the French master's

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Composer Erik Satie (1866–1925) exercised a profound effect on twentieth-century music. His innovative harmonies, freedom of form, and mastery of musical understatement influenced a diverse company of modern masters, ranging from Debussy and Ravel to Milhaud, Poulenc, and Cage. This is a facsimile of an extremely rare collection of the French master's brilliant thumbnail sketches — both musical and verbal — of various outdoor sports and amusements.
Satie created these pieces to accompany an album of charming, sophisticated drawings by Charles Martin, a well-known illustrator of the day. The composer also added droll verbal commentaries and inscribed both words and music in an exquisite calligraphic hand. Published in the 1920s in a limited edition, the album is very scarce today. This modestly priced edition of a rare treasure features black-and-white illustrations and English translations of Satie's eccentric verbal notations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486243658
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/17/2012
Series:
Dover Music for Piano Series
Edition description:
Facsimile
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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French composer Erik Satie (1866–1925) exercised a profound effect on 20th-century music, creating innovative harmonies with a freedom of form and mastery of musical understatement that influenced modern masters from Debussy and Ravel to Milhaud, Poulenc, and Cage.

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