Claude Debussy’s La Mer released on Clone Records’ classical sub-label

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“An ode to the turbulence of the sea.”

Clone Records’ Edit.Futurum imprint is releasing a recording of Claude Debussy’s La Mer, conducted by Jun Märkl and performed by the Orchestre National De Lyon, this January.

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Drawing on memories of his “old friend the sea, always innumerable and beautiful”, La Mer sees Debussey looking back to childhood trips to Cannes and later visits to Italy for inspiration.


‘De L’Aube À Midi Sur La Mer’


‘De L’Aube À Midi Sur La Mer (From Dawn to Midday On The Sea)’ captures the sound of the sun rising over the sea, while ‘Jeux De Vagues (Play of Waves)’ draws on the gentle lapping of waves and the glittering of light on the water.

The “wind and the waves become entangled”, as the label notes, in the urgent, cinematic sounds of closing track Dialogue ‘Du Vent Et De La Mer (Dialog Of The Wind And The Sea)’.

La Mer follows Edit.Futurum’s reissue of Johannes Brahms’ 3rd symphony, as well as a recording of Debussy’s Nocturnes, conducted by Jun Märkl and performed by the Orchestre National de Lyon.

Head here for more info in advance of its 27th of January release, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. De L’Aube À Midi Sur La Mer
2. Jeux De Vagues

Side B

1. Dialogue De Vent De La Mer