La mer

Claude Debussy

La mer

L109, CD111 • “The Sea”

About this work...

Debussy's L'îsle joyeuse (1903-1904) was inspired by Watteau's painting Embarkation for Cythere. Debussy's work is a single movement in a highly modified sonata form. Using a technique similar to Chopin's alteration of sonata form in his ballades, the lyrical second subject returns at the brilliant conclusion as a fort... read more