“Three Morceaux en forme de Poire” was Erik Satie‘s first important contribution to the repertoire for piano duet. Translated as “Three Pieces in the Form of a Pear”, it is an admittedly odd title for a set of piano duets. “Poire”,(pear) is also used in French as an unflattering name for an idiot or a fool, so the title could be a play on words. The pieces are difficult, as we may expect from Satie. These are a worthy addition to your own piano duet repertoire. Though not often performed, they deserve a hearing. Barenreiter has published an excellent edition that includes performance notes. For more information about this collection of sheet music for piano duet, or other piano duet music, please call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at http://www.stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!
Satie Beyond the Gymnopedies