Editors: Ernst-Günter Heinemann, Andreas Groethuysen
Instrumentation: Piano I, Piano II
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
Urtext / Critical Edition
Whose ears are not instantly filled with the dreamy flute solo when Debussy's "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune" is mentioned? Very few people know that before he wrote the orchestral score Debussy made a version for two pianos. Both versions should be seen as being independent, and they differ in some details. The differences are revealed in Henle's edition, as are Debussy's entries concerning the work in his copy of the score. The volume also contains the Spanish impression "Lindaraja" and the three pieces "En blanc et noir", in which Debussy addresses the horrors of World War I.
This edition contains both parts on one system; two copies are needed for performance.
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Version for 2 Pianos), CD 87b, L 86b