I'm an adult piano novice learning Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1. The edition I'm working with has no pedal markings. You can see the score here:
For most of the piece, there is a bass note on beat 1, a sustained chord for the left hand on beat 2, and a continuing melody in quarter notes in the right hand.
Clearly a pedal is required to play the entire lower staff in the left hand. But what is the best way to pedal the piece? My choices as I see them are:
Use the sustain pedal each measure. This will make the bass line work, but it will also sustain the passing notes in the right-hand melody, which seems less than idea.
Use the sostenudo pedal each measure. This will make the bass line work but will also sustain the first note of each measure in the right hand, possibly giving them undue emphasis.
Use the sostenudo pedal and play the right hand behind the beat. This would resolve all of these issues, and might be consistent with late nineteenth century French performing practice, but sounds a little louche to modern ears.
Any personal opinions? Or can a more experienced pianist tell from a recording how professionals pedal this piece?