Claude Debussy: The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

La fille aux cheveux de lin is a musical composition by French composer Claude Debussy. It is the eighth of the composer’s Préludes, Book I (1909-1910). The title is in French and translates roughly to “The Girl with the Flaxen Hair”. The piece is 39 bars long and lasts about two and a half minutes. It is one of the most recorded of Debussy’s pieces, both in its original version and various arrangements. It is in the key of G♭ major.

Pianist Walter Morse Rummel (1887-1953) gave the premiere of La Fille aux cheveux de lin on 26 July 1910 at the Casino, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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