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Editor: Ernst-Günter Heinemann
Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
Preface: François Lesure
Urtext Edition, paperbound
Pages: 35 (IV, 31), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 388 · ISMN M-2018-0388-3
“Have you played the Images ...? Without undue vanity, I believe that these three pieces can hold their own and will assume a place in the piano literature ... to the left of Schumann or to the right of Chopin ... as you like it.” Thus wrote Debussy in a letter to his publisher and friend Jacques Durand in 1905. Debussy’s prophecy was to become true. The pieces have become a fixed part of piano repertoire. Incidentally: for the slow movement Hommage à Rameau Debussy, an innovator who was still aware of tradition, was inspired by a performance of Castor et Pollux in 1903.
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