Debussy confidently wrote to his publisher Jacques Durand in August 1905: I believe without unwarranted vanity that these three pieces will prove to be good and that they will take a prominent place in the literature of piano music to the left of Schumann or to the right of Chopin as you like it . Debussy s Images already popular during Debussy s lifetime delight with their iridescent tone colour and dazzling harmonies which reflect the newest discoveries in harmonic chemistry . The virtuosic second series is notated throughout on three staves.In commemoration of Debussy s 150th birthday Bärenreiter is publishing an Urtext edition of these piecesreflecting the most recent scholarship and source analysis. Clear presentation fingering by Tamara Stefanovich and valuable information on performance practice all offer optimal conditions for the study of the work.Urtext edition based on the most recent researchIncludes fingering by Tamara StefanovichWith a detailed foreword (Eng/Ger) and critical commentary (Eng)Tamara Stefanovich studied at the University of Belgrade at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra the London Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under conductors including Esa-Pekka Salonen Vladimir Jurowski and Pierre Boulez and has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon. She performed Debussy s Images I and II in 2011 for the Klavier-Festival Ruhr . Together with Pierre- Laurent Aimard she prepared the fingering for the Klavier-Festival Ruhr Bärenreiter Piano Album (BA 9659).
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