The piano music of Erik Satie is a natural successor to Steffen Schleiermacher's award winning series of the music of John Cage. Steffen Schleiermacher has been awarded numerous prizes for his work on music of the twentieth century, both as a composer and pianist. Satie's solo piano music has become a favorite of film directors as background for foggy, melancholy scenes. Satie was famous for giving frivolous seeming names to his pieces like 'Sleeping Preludes' and 'Really Sleeping Preludes' both dedicated to a dog. Most of the music on this collection is dedicated or inspired by dogs in Satie's life.