The Sea (Debussy)
See also: the Sea
the Sea, three drafts symphonic for orchestra or simply the Sea is an orchestral work (opus L 109) of the Compositeur French Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Undertaken in 1903 in France, the composition of the Sea is completed in 1905 during the stay of Debussy on the coast of the Manche to Eastbourne. Creation is given by it by the Orchestre Lamoureux under the direction of Camille Chevillard the October 15th 1905 to Paris. The part is not very well received, but became with the wire of time one of the orchestral compositions of Debussy most played.
The partition requires two flute S, a piccolo, two Hautbois, a Cor anglais, two Clarinette S, three Basson S, a Contrebasson, four horn S, three Trompette S, two horn S, three Trombone S, a tuba, drinking cups, percussion S (Cymbale S, Tam-tam, triangle, Glockenspiel, Grosse case), two Harpe S, and the cords.
An execution “standand” request about 23-24 minutes. The Sea is articulated around three movements:
- Of the paddle at midday on the sea - Very slow (so minor) - 9 min.
- Sets of waves - Allegro (minor C sharp) - 6 min. 30
- Dialog of the wind and the sea - Animated and tumultuous (minor C sharp) - 8 min.
By its invoice, work is connected extremely with a Symphonie, even if it does not have the title of it.
- Charles Münch and the Symphony orchestra of Boston.
- Igor Markevitch and the Orchestra in the Concerts Lamoureux in 1959.
- Michael Tilson Thomas and the Orchestra Philharmonia.
- Pierre Boulez and the Orchestra of Cleveland in 1993.
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