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St George's
Great George Street


Erik SatieMemoirs of a Pear-Shaped Life (dramatised piano recital)


Anne Lovett – piano
Allan Corduner – actor
Max Hoehn – Artistic Director

Programme Note

We mark Erik Satie’s 150th birthday with this ‘theatrecital’ (a dramatised piano recital ― or play with a lot of music in it). Directed by rising star Max Hoehn, winner of the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellowship, ‘Memoirs of a Pear-Shaped Life’ brings together the autobiographical musings of an ageing Satie with a broad selection of his piano music. From the early Gnossiennes and Gymnopedies to the more whimsical and experimental miniatures of later years, they are played here by Anne Lovett – like Satie himself, a composer-pianist from Normandy.


Devised and written by Meurig Bowen.

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