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Debussy: La Mer

“La mer” consists of three symphonic sketches, where the first part depicts the sea from dawn to noon. The entire work is an impressionistic depiction of the interplay of nature, winds and waves.

The French composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918) is considered a pioneer in modernist classical music. The two works Prélude à l’Après-Midi d’un Faune (1894) and La Mer (1905) are important milestones in the development towards a more impressionistic musical language and have also become two of Debussy’s most popular and beloved compositions.

Conductor Eivind Gullberg Jensen is recognised for his knowledgeable and insightful interpretations. Jensen has previously conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Hamburger Symphoniker and WDR Sinfonieorchester in Germany, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vancouver, North Carolina and Oregon symphony orchestras in North America, and further in Europe the Royal Stockholm and Netherlands Radio philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre de Paris and Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich.

Recorded for GSOplay in February, 2023.

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