Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Girl With The Flaxen Hair

Claude Debussy wrote two sets of preludes between 1910 and 1913. The best of them are among the finest miniatures in piano literature. Each prelude is relatively short in duration, free in form and has the character of an improvisation. A true musical gem in the collection is The Girl With The Flaxen Hair, which was likely inspired by a work by mid-century French poet, Leconte de Lisle. Evocative and enchanting, the melody of this piece is one of Debussy’s most exquisite. (Source: published score)