Piano Music by Robert Helps

Image (1957) [piano solo]

 — Belongs in Helps’ unique and favored genre of mood pieces with refined sonorities, uncanny development, and sensitive pedalling. The composer never elucidated a fundamental mystery surrounding this composition: should the title be pronounced as American English or à la française [EE—MAAAAAAAZH]?

Duration: 3 minutes

Image appears in the now classic collection New Music for the Piano (published in 1963 by Lawson Gould — now G.F. Schirmer). Helps later recorded the entirety of this anthology as pianist.

The original booklet cover art to the LP release of New Music for the Piano
A particularly voluptuous measure from Image
Listen to Image
played by Robert Helps

Image is dedicated to composer Earl Kim.

Sound clip - Image