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 our 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. Andreas Groethuysen, one half of the famous piano duo Tal & Groethuysen, provided the fingerings.

Yaara Tal: "Zurück vom Ring!" – Betrachtungen zu Claude Debussys drei Capricen "En blanc et noir" für zwei Klaviere und deren Bezug zu Richard Wagners Ring des Nibelungen
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