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The Girl with the Flaxen Hair


This is Debussy's original piano version of The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (La fille aux cheveux de lin) which dates from 1910. A beautiful impressionist piece, the realisation lacks a little subtlety in terms of ebb and flow as far as the tempo is concerned. The best advice is that a performance should not be rushed. Debussy scores contain much score detail and the original French language has been retained in this aspect of the notation. Performers will need to read the music carefully as there are many accidentals in the score attributable to the modal shifts in the writing. Debussy was something of a rule breaker in his approach to composition concerned more with sound rather than process. The music editor suggests listening to several performances of the piece with different instrument combinations to understand the interpretative options that are possible. Interestingly with his scores, Debussy always put his titles at the end of his pieces in his prelude collections.





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