Sonatine bureaucratique

Editor: Ulrich Krämer
Fingering: Pascal Rogé

9.95 $

Urtext Edition, paperbound

Pages: 16 (VI, 10), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1075

Level of difficulty (Piano): medium (Level 3/4)

Although Satie took the classical form as a model for his “Sonatine”, it is quintessentially an ironic work. The composer, who later in life liked to be seen walking through the streets wearing a stiff collar and bowler hat, included lines of text between the staves that describe the day of a typical Parisian bureaucrat. The bureaucrat sits in a chair with green silk sleeve guards and dreams of being promoted. “Next door a piano is playing Clementi”… and at this point parodied echoes of Clementi’s popular Sonatine op. 36/1 can actually be heard. Ulrich Krämer provides knowledgeable background information in the preface to our edition that will enable a better understanding of Satie’s work.

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