15th October 1905

Debussy’s La Mer performed for the first time

La Mer, by French composer Claude Debussy, had its first public performance in Paris in October 1905. It had taken 18 months to compose, with work starting in Burgundy and drawing to a close in Eastbourne. Between these, a portion was also completed in Jersey where the sea proved a source of inspiration.


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Other events that occured in October

  • BBC broadcasts the first episode of Bergerac
  • The BBC’s Jersey-set police drama, Bergerac, produced in association with Australia’s Seven Network, followed Jim Bergerac of the fictional Bureau des Etrangers. With 87 episodes across nine series, including six Christmas specials, it ran until boxing day 1991.
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