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HN1318

Debussy: La plus que lente

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    1. Composer: Claude Debussy
    2. Editor: Ernst-Günter Heinemann
    3. Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
    4. Instrumentation: Piano
    5. ISMN: 979-020181318-9
    6. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 8
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Slow waltzes enjoyed a special vogue in Parisian salons of the early twentieth century, leading Debussy - with a twinkle in his eye - to produce his piano waltz "La plus que lente" ("The Slower-than-Slow"). Parisian publisher Durand brought Debussy's piano waltz to a wider public by publishing it that same year as a supplement to Le Figaro, as well as in arrangements (by others) for violin and piano and for piano, 4-hands. Debussy himself produced a version for orchestra, and in 1913 he even - at a rather faster tempo - recorded it on a piano roll for the Welte-Mignon company.