Talk:La plus que lente

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References in lead[edit]

According to WP:MOS, there shouldn't be references in the lead section. How do I comply with MOS without losing my sources? —La Pianista (TC) 02:03, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Resolved, nvm. —La Pianista 07:19, 4 December 2009 (UTC)


  • "The piece was debuted at the New Carlton Hotel in Paris, where it was transcribed for strings and performed by a popular Romany band.[1] "
Any way to reword "was debuted"? Sounds awkward. Also confusing - so it is a piece for solo piano, but its debut was performed by strings?
That's how I took it from Google Books. I'll give it a second look, though.
  • "Despite its translation, La Plus que Lente was not meant to be played slowly; "lente," in this context, refers to the fashionable valse lente genre that Debussy targeted."
Debussy "targeted"? Please clarify.
Debussy was aiming for that type of audience. Will reword directly.
Update: Done. —La Pianista (TC) 04:22, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
  • "However, others point to various sources of inspiration, some citing the resemblance between this waltz and Debussy's earlier work, Ballade.[2]"
Ballade influenced the waltz? I'm not sure if this requires any fixing, just want a clarification. Later, pls add other "sources of inspiration" - the Ballade isn't "various sources", is it? Or am I missing something?
No, I meant to say that Debussy perhaps thought of it beforehand and slipped it incognito into the Ballade. Again, I'll have to check my sources for that.
Hm. Link is dead. I think I'll need more time on that. —La Pianista (TC) 06:03, 31 January 2009 (UTC)
Referring to "All music guide to classical music"? I found the "About this book" page on Google books, but I'm not sure if they have preview anymore - not familiar w/ Google bks, can't say much. Icy // 00:09, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
Ja, but the preview's gone. -_- —La Pianista (TC) 01:02, 1 February 2009 (UTC)
  • "More recently, La Plus que Lente has been re-arranged and performed by notable jazz musicians such as Gil Evans.[3]"
He the only one? I didn't check the source, ignore if it says various people.
No, there were others. Once more, it's back to the sources for me.

Just scanning, don't have much time. Nice work :) Icy // 03:00, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Actually, I think that was pretty thorough, considering its length. :) —La Pianista (TC) 03:09, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Moved as uncontroversial. For future reference: WP:RM#Uncontroversial requests. Ucucha 10:58, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

La plus que LenteLa plus que lente — Standard capitalization per WP:CAPM. (Perhaps I messed this up by making a mistake in an earlier move?)—Kleinzach 09:00, 6 January 2010 (UTC)

Shouldn't this be at RMassist? Seems to be an uncontroversial move blocked only by the history in the proposed page. --Jubilee♫clipman 18:45, 6 January 2010 (UTC)
How does RMassist work? I don't know this. --Kleinzach 00:58, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Pronunciation of 'plus'[edit]

The title of this work is often mispronounced as French pronunciation: [laplykəˈlɑ̃t]. The s should, indeed, be pronounced.

Can we have cite for this, please? It seems a very non-standard way of pronouncing the French word 'plus'. -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 20:46, 13 April 2010 (UTC)