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Retrieved from ” https: As with his humoristic piano suites of the periodSatie’s eccentric wit is evident in the titles and playful narratives appended to the Enfantines. The third story is a dialogue between a mother and her young son.

Two additional sattie were published posthumously. List of compositions by Erik Satie Portal: Indeed, these pieces were designed — visually, musically, textually, and physically — with the delight of the child in mind. First we are offered a sketch of the jolly King of Beans and his brave horse, who likes dancing, war and bullets.

Go for a good walk”[13] while in the Berceuse little Pierrot is tucked in for the night by berfeuse mother. Brush your hair well He avoids didacticism in order to give his young pupils “the freedom to engage in the music through play Dated October 26,and dedicated to Marguerite Long.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The pieces are marked Mouvt. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 this unless someone tells you to.


Volta suggested that the unique beceuse “Ko-Quo” may be a childish pronunciation of “Que quoi?

Translated from the original French edition published by Rieder, Paris, These are genuine children’s pieces, crafted for small hands, [8] with simple themes that can be easily learned. Julianne Lindberg, abstract of lecture “Pedagogy, Play, swtie ‘the pianist’s reward’: The Complete Piano Music, Vol. Dated October 22,and dedicated to Madame Leon Verveuil. In a lecture he referred to his Premier Menuet as “written when I was still satje young – 54 years old.

Satie’s texts for movements 1 and 2 deal with imaginary royalty.

Enfantillages pittoresques (Satie, Erik)

berceuxe Dated October 10,and dedicated to Valentine Gross. He is so fond of the staircase he wants to have it stuffed. Autour des Nocturnes” posted on The Frogweb April 18, 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 “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. 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.


In the Marche a king has built a step ivory staircase so beautiful that people are afraid to use it. Many of Satie’s contemporaries spoke of his essentially childlike nature. There is greater rhythmic variety in the Enfantillages pittoresques while the Peccadilles importunes have more berceuze harmonies and varied tempi.

She assures him his grandparents will know he was satid good boy – they’ll see it in the newspaper. He typically followed it with a whimsical joke: Views Read Edit View history.

Enfantines – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 2 August satiw, at The king himself leaves his room by jumping out the window. It covers a wider keyboard range, including the black keys. 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.

Compositions by Erik Satie 20th-century classical music Compositions for solo piano compositions.