Debussy links the 12 Préludes in his first book not by a tonal scheme, but by means of a chain of associative mottos or titles which appear at the end of each piece and which may give a hint of the overall poetic content.
The musicologist Thomas Kabisch who specialises in Debussy's piano music has edited this Urtext edition based on the latest research findings, resulting in an authoritative publication.
The edition has a clear layout, practical page-turns and fingering by the experienced teacher Martin Widmaier, professor of piano at the Robert Schumann University, Düsseldorf. This fingering traces musical lines and supports sensitive sound production. There are also special fingering exercises to assist in the learning of the chordal structures.