Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Erik Satie

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Composer Erik Satie Wikimedia Commons

Claude Debussy offered his friend Erik Satie a little advice - he said "Your music needs structure and shape." On Wednesday's Performance Today, listen to Erik Satie's humorous response to his friend's advice: "Three Pieces in the Form of a Pear," a collection of SEVEN short, nearly structureless pieces for piano.