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.
Here, 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.
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).