La Mer - Complete first movement
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The OrchPlay team is proud to present the complete first movement from Debussy's La Mer in multichannel format.
Composed between 1903 and 1905, La Mer was initially not well received, but soon became one of Debussy's most admired and frequently performed orchestral works. In the first movement “From dawn at noon on the sea”, Debussy explores the subtle changes of atmosphere and brightness of the sea which accompanies the progress of the morning on the water. The first part is a crescendo showing the rise of day. It is supported by a cyclical movement of the strings and winds symbolizing the ebb and flow of the waves. It is followed by a melody of 16 cellos showing us a calmer sea interrupted by a flute drawing the flight of a bird. The first movement ends with a long crescendo including cymbals, a reminiscent of the crashing waves.
i De l'aube à midi sur la mer: Very slow – Accelerate gradually, starting 6/4 in B Minor
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