A character with a strong and extravagant individualistic personality, Satie consciously distanced himself from the romantic musical traditions inherited from the nineteenth century. His three miniatures for the piano titled "Gymnopédies" are the first evidence of his idea of \u200b\u200b"new simplicity": repeated haunting rhythms imitating ancient cult dances produce a particular meditative charm. One of Satie's principles of aligning building blocks, rather than subjecting them to specific development, will open wide perspectives to several 20th century musical trends. Well balanced, the engraving of our Urtext edition would have no doubt pleased Satie, who liked to pay particular attention to the calligraphy of his scores.
(Note from the Ecuador)