Piano music occupies a small, but nevertheless musically important place in Janáček's œuvre. The small cycle was composed in 1912 and first published the following year. But as was so often the case, Janáček was prompted to revise it. Following the first performance of the work in Prague by the pianist Stepán Václav in December 1922, the composer and interpreter jointly undertook a revision, which was published in 1924. Henle's Urtext edition provides convincing solutions for practical questions, such as how to deal with inconsistent pedal markings by Václav and Janáček.
This edition was published in conjunction with Universal Editions (ID UE37004).