Biography
A French composer of ballet, orchestral, chamber, and piano music. Much of Roussel's work begins with detailed, intimate imagery and experiences, like the humor of an insect ballet in Le Festin d'Araignée or ancient dances in the tuneful and rhythmic Suite in F; but then he expands the music to vast seascapes or dramatic encounters. Roussel, like his fellow impressionists Debussy and Ravel, is able to build rich orchestrations from seed fragments that seem to grow and occupy intersecting planes of sound, as in the Symphony no. 3 and the Rapsodie flamande. However, his writing is of a simpler line by choice, with "added note" harmonies and a different, attractive impressionist character. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny, Rovi



 
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Roussel: Chamber Music Complete
Albert Roussel - Symphony No. 1 "Le poème de la forêt", Op. 7 (1906)
Roussel: Évocations, Op.15 - Radio Philharmonic Orchestra led by James Gaffigan - Live Concert HD
Albert Roussel - Le Festin de l'Araignée {The Spider's Feast}
Albert Roussel - Bacchus et Ariane
Albert Roussel ‒ Sérénade for Flute, String Trio and Harp, Op.30
Albert Roussel - Symphony No. 3, Op. 42 (1930)
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