True to his habit, Satie humorously contrasted the myth of the "last thoughts" of the great masters with his "penultimate thoughts". As is customary in his piano works dating from after 1912, Satie inserts into the score of these three refined and at least original pieces, a weird story, more or less related to music. He chose to dedicate his "Three Penultimate Thoughts" to three of his illustrious contemporaries: his friend Claude Debussy (n ° 1, "Idylle"), Paul Dukas, whose music he admired (n ° 2, "Aubade"), and Albert Roussel, his former counterpoint professor at Schola Cantorum (No. 3, "Meditation").
(Note from the Ecuador)