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The Sonatine bureaucratique Bureaucratic sonatina is a piano composition by Erik Satie. The final entry in his "humoristic" piano music of the s, it is Satie's only full-scale parody of a single musical work: the Sonatina Op.
Satie's modern, irreverent reinterpretations of 18th Century music in this little pastiche have been hailed as a notable forerunner of Neoclassicisma trend that would Let Me Touch Him - The Florence Family Singers - The King Is Coming! Western concert hall music in the years between the World Wars. Satie's sonatina, Everyday - Space Juniors - Juniorville 20 shorter than Clementi's example, was Waiting For Your Love - Outloud - Love Catastrophe in July and published the same year.
The composition is in three tiny Sonatine Bureaucratique - Satie* - Ciccolini* - Œuvres Pour Piano / Piano Works / Klavierwerkeof which the last one exposes some pseudo- development : the motifs of the first half of that movement are rearranged in another sequence by way of "development section", or rather as the imitation of development.
From a formal point of view the sonatina is Satie's most outspoken neoclassical composition. It is one of the exceptional piano compositions he wrote down with bar lineswhich he probably would not have done if not for making an explicit reference to classicism. The partition is full of funny remarks: for example, the final movement is called "Vivache" instead of the original Vivace "vache" being French for "cow". Satie directs at least part of the fun at himself: the sourd muet "deaf-mute" from Lower Brittanyallegedly having provided the " Peruvian air" that forms the first theme of the last movement, is Satie himself.
The sonatina can also be seen as the composition with which Satie concluded his series of "funny" three-part solo piano compositions, which he had begun in She had previously teamed with Satie for the concert premiere of his ballet Parade in its piano 4-hands version in Julythe same month he wrote his sonatina.
The sonatina represents what biographer Steven Moore Whiting called "the culmination and also the end of Satie's humoristic piano music.
Satie's early biographers acknowledged the Sonatine Bureaucratique - Satie* - Ciccolini* - Œuvres Pour Piano / Piano Works / Klavierwerke bureaucratique as a precursor of Neoclassical music, but were otherwise unimpressed with the piece. Pierre-Daniel Templier relegated it to a footnote in his book,  while Rollo H. Myers thought it was "not remarkable musically except as a fairly successful but unexciting pastiche".
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Oxford Dictionary of Music. Translated from the original French edition published by Rieder, Paris, Originally published in by Denis Dobson Ltd. Satie the Composer. Cambridge University Press. Eye hEar The Visual in Music. Music portal. Erik Satie. Bonjour Biqui, Bonjour! List of compositions by Erik Satie Portal:Classical music. Neoclassical music. Neoclassical ballet Neoromanticism music Neotonality Modernism music.