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

  • St Helier is ablaze
  • St Helier was on fire on after a warehouse caught light. Spectators arrived from all over Jersey by train to see the blaze.
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