La mer (Debussy, Claude)

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Lucas-coelho (2021/7/21)

Performer Pages Boston Symphony Orchestra (orchestra)
Serge Koussevitzky (conductor)
Publisher Info. RCA Camden, 1957. CAL 376.
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Performer Pages Philharmonia Orchestra (orchestra)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Publisher Info. Parlaphone, 1953.
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Sheet Music

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Original Version (1905)

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4 more: Complete Score, low resolution (50 dpi) • 1. De l'aube a midi sur la mer • 2. Jeux de Vagues • 3. Dialogue du Vent et de la Mer

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1905. Dated 5 March (engraver's copy).
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Misc. Notes Bibliothèque nationale de France, Musique (F-Pn): Ms.967.
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Editor First edition
Engraver Charles Douin, Paris
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1905. Plate D. & F. 6532.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1973). Plate 7631.
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzyka, n.d.(ca.1973). Plate 7631.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1909. Plate D. & F. 6532, 6838.
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Mineola: Dover Publications, 1983.
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Misc. Notes Monochrome scans. Marie Rolf in the introduction to the Durand Critical Edition: "The 1909 edition of La Mer is the last printed version known to have been sanctioned by Debussy." The Critical Edition does, however, contain many important corrections (examples: the crescendo in 1st bassoon part on PDF page 4, bar 4 actually starts in bar 3, and what look like accents in the nearby trumpet phrases are actually decrescendos). Some recordings (Munch/BSO among others) retain the brass fanfares that Debussy removed in this revision (measures 4-11 of rehearsal 59 - PDF pages 125-126).
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Editor Max Pommer (b. 1936)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, No.9153a, 1982. Plate E. P. 12606.
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Parts

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1909. Plate D. & F. 6533.
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Arranger André Caplet (1878-1925)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Fils, 1905-09. Plate D. & F. 7358.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand et fils, 1905. Plate D. & F. 6606.
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Arranger Lucien Garban (1877-1959)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1938. Plate D. & F. 12,809.
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Work Title La mer
Alternative. Title Trois esquisses symphoniques
Name Translations Morze; More; La Mer; 바다; Ծովը; ลาแมร์; Море; ; Moře; 海 (德布西); Море (Дебюсси); La mer (Debussy); دریا (دبوسی)
Name Aliases La Mer, tre esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre; Das Meer, drei symphonische Skizzen für Orchester; Das Meer; La Mer (Debussy); La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre, L. 109; La mer, L. 109
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 174989932; LCCN: n81133650; GND: 300042205; BNF: 140051277
Composer Debussy, Claude
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. CD 111 ; L.109
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICD 50
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. De l'aube a midi sur la mer
  2. Jeux de Vagues
  3. Dialogue du Vent et de la Mer
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1903-05, rev. 1908
First Performance. 1905/10/15 in Paris, Concerts Lamoureux
Orchestre Lamoureux, Camille Chevillard (conductor)
First Publication. 1905 (July) - Paris: Durand
Dedication Jacques Durand (1865–1928)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation orchestra
InstrDetail
2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 cornets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, glockenspiel, 2 harps, strings
Discography MusicBrainz
All Music Guide
External Links Centre de documentation Claude Debussy
Wikipedia article