(from Piano Music of Erik Satie Volume 3
(Music without bar lines and subtly modulating, which dates from the end of the Montmartre
period, the of “the velvet gentleman
Trois Airs a faire fuir: (some nuances indicated by the author: “Obey; all whole; don’t worry; important; enigmatic; modestly; without wincing; to suck in; don’t bite off too much; cumulatively.”)
Trois Dances de travers: (“Think twice before doing it; flat; with the side of the hand; to be visible a moment; a little cooked; don’t go too high.”)
Satie, the velvet gentleman’s own strange stories on the music itself.