Jeux d'Eau, (The Play of Water) composed in 1901, was Ravel's first important Piano composition. This work brought together a new pianistic technique and daring impressionistic harmonies. It is a marvellous blend of bi-tonality, pentatonicism and impressionism. Ravel wanted the piece played with a crystal clear, bubbling touch, emphasising the lively, sparkling quality of water. The title suggests this joyous sensuality. This is a Great Performers Edition, with notes by Gaby Casadesus, wife of the great pianist Robert Casadesus, according to his notes.