The Music Plays On — Debussy La Mer

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy’s La Mer was written between 1903–1905 and it is the second of three three-movement orchestral works that are as close to a symphony that Debussy would ever write. The first, Nocturnes, was written between 1892-1899 and the last, Images, was written between 1905–1912.

While it took one and a half years for Debussy to compose La Mer, compared to the other two, and to his general rate of…