Albert Roussel - Edition
Available as CD and Digital
Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Charles Dutoit, Nathalie Stutzmann, Orchestre Lamoureux, Orchestre Colonne, Jean-François Paillard, Jean Martinon, Jean Doyen, Turibio Santos, Lily Laskine, Andrew Litton, Patrick Gallois, Quatuor Via Nova, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Nicolai Gedda, José van Dam, Michel Plasson, Jean Martinon, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Colette Alliot-Lugaz, Mady Mesplé, Marilyn Horne, Jane Berbie, Laurence Dale
Much of the richly diverse oeuvre of Albert Roussel (1869-1937) grew from his far-flung travels as a young navy officer.
Much of the richly diverse oeuvre of Albert Roussel (1869-1937) grew from his far-flung travels as a young navy officer. One of the major French composers of his time, he produced music that embraces the exotic colours of so-called Impressionism, the rigour of his training at Vincent d’Indy’s Schola Cantorum, and the questing spirit of Modernism. Containing a number of CD premieres, this wide-ranging edition features such performers as Jean Martinon, Charles Munch and Claire Croiza – all colleagues of the composer, who makes appearances as both conductor and pianist – André Cluytens, Michel Plasson and José van Dam.