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Twenty Short Pieces for Piano (Sports et Divertissements)

Twenty Short Pieces for Piano (Sports et Divertissements)

By: Erik Satie

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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.

Reprint of Sports et Divertissements, Publications Lucien Vogel, Paris, ca. 1925.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486243656
ISBN 139780486243658
Author/EditorErik Satie
FormatMusic Scores
Page Count48
Dimensions12 x 8 7/8

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