23 March 2012

Day 70 / 101 - DeBussy's La Mer (The Sea)

Our fine arts lessons during our final six weeks of Classical Conversations introduces students to the instruments of an orchestra and the music of famous classical composers.  We discuss composers and enjoy a detailed, listening time of their compositions in class each week.

This spring we've been listening to pieces from the Romantic period.  Claude DeBussy is a Romantic composer who tried to evoke a picture or impression with his pieces.  The piece above is the one we listened to in class.  DeBussy tries to recreate the ocean's various moods with his composition.  The actual title is "Dialogue of the Wind and the Sea".

We enjoyed the video posted above because it showed how the music helped us picture the different moods of the wind and the sea.

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