Descriptions automatiques (Satie, Erik)



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Daphnis (2007/6/18)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Demets, 1913. Plate E. 1788 D.
Misc. Notes Truncated; dedications (and copyright information?) removed.
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Editor Eberhardt Klemm (1929-1991)
Publisher. Info. Erik Satie: Klavierwerke, Band 2 (pp.10-15)
Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.9620, 1989. Plate E.P. 13532.
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Misc. Notes scan: score scanned at 600dpi (High Quality Scanning) This score has dedications not visible in the truncated scan of the first edition.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Guitars (Goldau)

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NBG (2016/8/18)

Arranger Bernd Goldau
Publisher. Info. Bernd Goldau
Misc. Notes Translated lyrics in german and english.
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General Information

Work Title Descriptions automatiques
Alternative. Title
Name Translations 自動記述法
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 178449431; BNF: 13918624x
Composer Satie, Erik
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IES 14
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 sections
  1. Sur un vaisseau
  2. Sur une lanterne
  3. Sur un casque
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1913
First Performance. 1913-06-05 in Paris, Salle Erard
Ricardo Viñes (piano)
First Publication. 1913
Dedication see below
  1. Madame Fernand Dreyfus
  2. Madame Joseph Ravel
  3. Madame Paulette Darty
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4-5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide

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Date of composition given as "21-6 Apr." 1913 on page xxix of Orledge's "Satie the Composer".