I agree with this, but there is a different account that has her afflicted with a hearing disorder. Most credible accounts suggest Elise Boyer Hall was diagnosed with a minor respiratory condition and suggested she take up the saxophone to improve her breathing.fuzzykoala said:Elise Hall... had a breathing disorder of some kind.
His student Roger-Ducasse provided the finished orchestral version. Haven't heard from him since....fuzzykoala said:I don't think that Debussy did the original orchestration...
....Who happens to be Federico Mondelci.fuzzykoala said:but you can hear that first version played by that guy on YouTube.
Not sure about the ever-secretive John Harle, but Claude Delangle has recorded both the original version (Durand) with orchestra and an arrangement by Vincent David for saxo and piano.fuzzykoala said:Both John Harle and Claude Delangle have arrangements for orchestra and piano respectively (I'm assuming here) that fleshes the saxophone part out yet more, adding the other technical lick that is tricky for an accompanist.
Well, I'm not sure he disliked the saxophone as much as he was ignorant as to its qualities. The letter that you are quoting proves as much.Dannel said:As I understood it, Debussy didn't like this "aquatic instrument." So I'm going to go with the fact that he was forced to composed this piece by the rich saxophonist, Elise Hall