With the three movements Pagodes, La soire dans Grenade (An evening in Granada) und Jardins sous la pluie (Gardens in the rain) Debussy createsa poetic world of landscapes and distant lands in the cycle Estampes. H e composed the pieces in summer 1903 while he was staying in Bichain in the north of Burgundy. As he wrote in a letter at the time: _If one cannot afford to travel, one substitutes the imagination. In the virtuosic final movement he draws on his pioneering Images from the year 1894 (HN 846). Edited by Ernst-G_nter Heinemann with fingerings by Hans-Martin Theopold and a preface by Fran_ois Lesure.