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HN388

Debussy: Images - 1re série

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    • Composer: Claude Debussy
    • Editor: Ernst-Günter Heinemann
    • Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
    • Introduction: François Lesure
    • Instrumentation: Piano
    • ISMN: 979-020180388-3
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 31
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    "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.