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Satie: Sonatine bureaucratique

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    1. Composer: Erik Satie
    2. Editor: Ulrich Krämer
    3. Fingering: Pascal Rogé
    4. Instrumentation: Piano
    5. ISMN: 979-020181075-1
    6. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 10
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    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 this edition that will enable a better understanding of Satie's work.