Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Paul Gilson - La mer

Gilson (1865-1942) was one of a handful of Belgian composers whose works have been recorded in the past decades. Perhaps his most important work is La Mer (the sea), symphonic sketches for orchestra (with male choir ad libitum), from 1892. Intriguingly it was composed more than 10 years before the famous Debussy work of the same title and almost identical subtitle. Relevant links below.