Catalogue No: PB5399
ISMN: 979-0-004-21167-0
Shop Product Code: 250632P

Status: PRE-ORDER - usually despatched within 7 working days

Subtitle: Urtext

Editor: Jost, Peter

Department: Full Scores & Study Scores - Full Scores

Instrumentation: Orchestra: picc.2.2.cor ang.2.3.dble bsn – 4.3.2corn.3.1. – timp.perc – 2hp – str

Publisher: Breitkopf & Härtel

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The three symphonic sketches La Mer are, after Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, no doubt Debussy's most frequently performed orchestral work. This success derives in part from its formal resemblance to a symphony, which had already been noted by the composers contemporaries, and in part from its sound, which was associated from the very start with the shimmer and iridescence of Impressionism.

Peter Jost takes all major sources into consideration. Ultimately, the musical text of his Urtext edition is based on a copy of the second edition of the score, published in 1909, in which the composer incorporated his experiences as auditor and conductor into a last authorized version. After the cool reception given La Mer at its world premiere, Debussy revised the work and conducted the extraordinarily successful performances of it in early 1908 in Paris, London and Rome.


Contents and Reviews

I. De l’aube à midi sur la mer
II. Jeux de vagues
III. Dialogue du vent et de la mer