Debussy - La Mer

3 legendary performances | 3 legendary conductors | 3 different approaches to this masterpiece

  • Debussy - "La Mer" - Front Cover | Copyright: © EuroArts Music International

    Debussy - "La Mer" - Front Cover © EuroArts Music International

  • Claudio Abbado, one of the three conductors interpreting

    Claudio Abbado, one of the three conductors interpreting "La Mer" © EuroArts Music International

Claude Debussy’s most famous work La Mer can be considered closely aligned to symbolist concepts – the programmatic nature of this piece made it a pioneering work of musical impressionism.

Claudio Abbado | Lucerne Festival Orchestra (2003)
Daniel Barenboim | The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (2000)
Eugene Ormandy | The Philadelphia Orchestra (1977)
Documentary: "Discovering La Mer", directed by Angelika Stiehler

"Music Cannot Be Learned"
A Film by Georges Gachot

Original series title Debussy – "La Mer"
Genre Concert/Orchestral, Documentary
Production year 1977, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2013
Duration 178 mins
Video format NTSC 16:9
Audio format PCM Stereo
Production Company EuroArts Music
Director Angelika Stiehler, Georges Gachot, Hans Hadulla, Kirk Browning, Michael Beyer
Composer Claude Debussy
Orchestra / Band Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Eugene Ormandy
Soloist Zoltán Kocsis (piano)



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