La Mer, 3 Symphonic sketches

20th century symphonic suite

Claude Debussy


La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (French for The sea, three symphonic sketches for orchestra), or simply La mer (i.e. The Sea), L. 109, is an orchestral composition by French composer Claude Debussy.

Composed between 1903 and 1905, the piece was initially not well received, but soon became one of Debussy's most admired and frequently performed orchestral works.

Year 1905
Opening Night 1905
Time Period 20th century
Opus L. 109; CD 111
Instrumentation Symphony orchestra



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La Mer, 3 Symphonic sketches
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