Originally completed in 1962, Poulenc tragically passed away before it could be definitively engraved, leaving behind a work with a number of ambiguous notational marks that resulted in an incomplete first edition, published just a year later. A number of revisions have taken place, but this, expertly edited by Millan Sachania, aims to provide a playable, legible, precise and authoritative score that reflect closest Poulencs intentions.
This new edition includes accidentals that may have been intended by Poulenc within square brackets, as well as cautionary accidentals and the deletion of redundant accidentals. Other amendments like the redistribution of notes between the Piano staves, extending slurs so as to incorporate second or final tied notes, in contrast to the previous edition. At all points, Sachania has aimed to reproduce an authoritative and accurate score that is at once playable and a reflection of what Poulenc himself may have intended.