SOUNDkiosk now has a copy of the new Salabert edition of the complete piano music of Erik Satie.
The new editor is Robert Orledge and the whole thing has been newly typeset and is printed on high quality paper in three volumes.
I’m going to post discoveries as I encounter them but my first observations are:
1. Titles. A number of titles have been changed from those of older editions. Robert Caby’s title ‘Petite Ouverture a Danser’ is quite rightly given the title of ‘Gnossienne’. It is so close to being a Gnossienne that this just seems obvious!
2. Vexations is included
3. Some previously unpublished sketches and pieces are included: Some exercises, a Sonatina and some other complete pieces from his time studying under D’Indy.
4. The preface and the notes by Robert Orledge are revealing and informative. Quite a number of the sources for the new edition are in RO’s private collection and the notes on individual pieces are innovative.
Performances and recordings and titles attributed to the individual compositions will change as a result of this new edition. All helping the public and private world of Satie’s music.
Distributed by Hal Leonard in USA. Difficult to find in EU. I found a copy on Amazon. Presto Classical also list the collection as for sale but was ‘out of stock’ when I last checked.