This collection was inspired to meet the need for more preparatory literature for the intermediate-level pianist that explores the unique pianistic and musical challenges of the Impressionist style. Pianists who study this stunning collection of solo pieces will experience the layers of color, touch, and timing so necessary to a fine interpretation of this musical style. Beautifully written works with imaginative titles and rich texture and color, these pieces are a wonderful introduction into the half-tint world of Impressionist piano music. Musical directions are written in French throughout, as in the works of Debussy. A glossary of French musical terms is included in the book.