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Avant-dernieres Pensees

By Erik Satie

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Piano solo - Henle Level 2-3
Composed by Erik Satie (1866-1925). Edited by Ulrich Kraemer. Arranged by Pascal Roge. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. G. Henle #HN1181. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481181).

Item Number: HL.51481181

9x12 inches.

In a typically humorous manner Satie countered the myth of the great master's 'last thought' with his 'Next-to-last thoughts' (Avant-dernieres Pensees). As was usual with his piano works from 1912 onwards, each of the three highly distinctive pieces with their sound sensitive piano settings contained a short whimsical story printed in the musical text as a subtext, which is more or less closely connected with the music. Satie dedicated his 'Next-to-last thoughts' to prominent contemporaries: Claude Debussy (for no. 1 'Idylle'), with whom he was close friends, Paul Dukas (no. 2 'Aubade', in English 'Dawn serenade'), whose music he greatly admired, and Albert Roussel (no. 3 'Meditation'), his former teacher of counterpoint at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.

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