La plus que lente by Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by Maurice Hinson. For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Impressionistic; Masterwork. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Sheet. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.889).
ISBN 0739030043. Impressionistic; Masterwork.
"The More than Slow Waltz" is one way to translate this interesting Debussy work. The composer was apparently fascinated by the waltz form for many reasons, and this particular work represented a reaction to the wide-spread influence of the slow waltz in France's social gathering places. It is written in G-flat major.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.
Location: from SLCity, Ut
June 9, 2012
( Play it slow ) Great French Title
This is a very beautiful piece and gteat for recitals. I have never had a student not like it. You can do alot of technique and emotional reactions in it also display your talent for interpretation.
5 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Location: from southeast PA
March 28, 2009
This dreamy waltz with its wonderful harmonies ought to rank with Claire de Lune in popularity. It was a favorite of the late Bruce Montgomery, long-time director of the glee clubs at the University of Pennsylvania. From his summer home on the Maine coast, he would watch seagulls gracefully gliding...
15 of 32 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Massillon, Ohio
Richard Merrill, M.D.
Location: from Phoenix, AZ
April 30, 2007
A Truly Lovely Composition
This gorgeous waltz is not for the neophyte pianist, unless he or she is extraordinarily gifted or musically sophisticated. The harmony is beautiful, with its liberal use of whole tone scales.
13 of 26 people found this review helpful.