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Satie never lost his devotion to young people and the promise of the future they represented.

He is so fond of the staircase he wants to have it stuffed. This later manifested itself in his support of berfeuse budding composers who made up Les Six and the “Arcueil School”.

He avoids didacticism in order to give his young pupils “the freedom to engage in the music through play The “greedy” boy thinks he finds a bone in his chocolate “No, my little one, it’s an almond” and throws a tantrum when he’s not allowed to eat the whole box.

The Enfantines are three sets of beginner piano pieces by Erik Satie”written with the aim of preparing children for the sound patterns of modern music. Satie hoped to have children learn without knowing they were doing so.

Dated October 22,and dedicated to Madame Leon Verveuil. Compositions by Erik Satie 20th-century classical music Compositions for solo piano compositions. Dated October 26,and dedicated to Marguerite Long.

Enfantillages pittoresques (Satie, Erik)

He was something else: Retrieved from ” https: He typically followed it with a whimsical joke: The pieces are marked Mouvt. It covers a wider keyboard range, including the black keys. The Little Tulip Princess speaks softly because her doll has a headache, having fallen from the third floor “The doctor says it’s nothing”. Satie’s notebooks show the care and self-critical attitude he devoted to his children’s music, with material ranging from possible fingering trials to neat copies of pieces he ultimately rejected.


The third story is a dialogue between astie mother and her young son.

Satie : Berceuse –

For this set Satie’s texts assume a faux-moralizing tone, with admonitions such as “Those who are jealous are unhappy,” “The Good Lord will be angry if he sees this,” and “Never do begceuse unless someone tells you to. List of compositions by Erik Satie Portal: There is greater rhythmic variety in the Berceyse pittoresques while the Peccadilles importunes have more dissonant harmonies and varied tempi.

Indeed, these pieces were designed — visually, musically, textually, and physically — with the delight of the child in mind.

Translated from the original French edition published by Rieder, Paris, Many of Satie’s contemporaries spoke of his essentially childlike nature.

This page was last edited on 2 Augustat Julianne Lindberg, abstract of lecture “Pedagogy, Play, and ‘the pianist’s reward’: Towards the end of his life he told Darius Milhaud”I should so much like to know what kind of music the children who are now four years old will write.


Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Go for a good walk”[13] while in the Berceuse little Pierrot is tucked in for the night by his mother.

She assures him his grandparents will know he was a good boy – they’ll see it in the newspaper. Satie’s texts for movements 1 and 2 deal with imaginary royalty. Autour des Nocturnes” posted on The Frogweb April 18, The Complete Piano Music, Vol.

Menus propos enfantins serves as a sort of introduction. Astie pieces were composed in early October Volta suggested that the unique name “Ko-Quo” may be a childish pronunciation of “Que quoi?

In the Marche a king has built a step ivory staircase so beautiful that people are afraid to use it. First we are offered a sketch of the jolly King of Beans and his brave horse, who likes dancing, war and bullets. The king himself leaves his room by jumping out the window.

In a lecture he referred to his Premier Menuet as “written when I was still quite young – 54 years old.