Biography of Albert Roussel (1869-1937)

05.04.1869
Born in Tourcoing
1876
Becomes an orphan
1887
Training for becoming a naval officer
1894
Dismisses a career at the navy for making music
Private lessons from Julien Koszul in Roubaix and Eugène Gigout in Paris
1898
Lessons with d´Indy at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, acquaintance with Barrere, which became a life long friend.
1902
Before he finishs his own studies, he becomes himself a teacher at the school. Among his students where beside others Varese and Satie. Bohuslav Martinu was musically influenced by him, too.
1924
Composition of Joueurs de Flûte, the four movements are each dedicated one contemporary flutist: Pan (Moyse), Tityre (Blanquart), Krishna (Fleury) und M. de la Péjaudie (Gaubert)
17.01.1925
Premiere of Joueur de flûte played in Paris by Fleury
23.08.1937
Dies in Royan.

Sheet music for flute:

Deux Poèmes de Ronsard op. 26, No. 1
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(voice, flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Rossignol, mon mignon.... (Lent)
  2. Ciel, aer, et vens... (Très modéré)


Joueurs de Flûte op. 27
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Pan
  2. Tityre
  3. Krishna
  4. Mr. de la Pejaudie
Each movement of this series gives a portrait of a well known flutist and at the same time is a picture of a special culture.
A few hints for playing this are to be found in the book Music and the flute by Thomas Nyfenger


Joueurs de flûte - Krishna op. 27 - No. 3 (A-Dur)
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Rating: easy
The legend of the Indian god Krishna is the story of the son of a shepherd who regularly throngs women.


Joueurs de flûte - Mr. de la Péjaudie op. 27 - No. 4 (F-Dur)
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Rating: mid-grade
Monsieur de la Péjaudie is a literary character (La pecheresse by Henri de Regnier). In the story Péjaudie is a flute virtuoso, who starts new affairs all the time. At the end he is sent to a galley as a murderer and drowns.


Trio op. 40 (d-moll)
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(flute, viola, cello)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro grazioso
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro non troppo
Unfortunately without score


CDs with/from Albert Roussel

Jos de Lange, Jan Goudswaard, Herman Jeurissen, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Irene Maessen, Hans Roerade, Jet Röling, Schönberg Quartet, Herre-Jan Stegenga, Frank van den Brink, Quirijn van Regteren Altena, Paul Verhey, Erika Waardenburg
jpc
    Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 2:
  1. I. Modere, sans lenteur - Tres anime (08:59:00)
  2. II. Lent (08:03:00)
  3. III. Tres lent - vif et gaiement (11:06:00)
  4. Divertissement Op. 6:
  5. Anime - Lent - Anime (06:28:00)
  6. Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Piano and violin, Op. 11:
  7. I. Lent - tres anime - Lent (12:19:00)
  8. II. Assez anime - Tres lent - Assez anime (10:17:00)
  9. III. Tres anime - Tres modere - Tres anime (09:54:00)
  10. Impromptu Op. 21 for harp solo (06:48:00)
  11. Deux poemes de Ronsard, Op. 26 for flute and soprano:
  12. I. Rossignol, mon mignon (04:26:00)
  13. II. Ciel, aer et vens (03:23:00)
  14. Joueurs de flute Op. 27:
  15. I. Pan (03:04:00)
  16. II. Tityre (01:04:00)
  17. III. Krishna (03:09:00)
  18. IV. M. de la Pejaudie (01:51:00)
  19. Sonata No. 2 Op. 28:
  20. I. Allegro con moto (04:45:00)
  21. II. Andante (00:00:00)
  22. III. Presto (04:13:00)
  23. Segovia Op. 29 (03:08:00)
  24. Serenade Op. 30:
  25. I. Allegro (04:09:00)
  26. II. Andante (07:16:00)
  27. III. Presto (04:19:00)
  28. Duo for bassoon and double bass (04:07:00)
  29. Aria No. 2 for oboe and piano (02:11:00)
  30. Trio Op. 40:
  31. I. Allegro grazioso (04:38:00)
  32. II. Andante (05:12:00)
  33. III. Allegro non troppo (04:05:00)
  34. String Quartet Op. 45:
  35. I. Allegro (03:57:00)
  36. II. Adagio (06:40:00)
  37. III. Allegro vivo (02:50:00)
  38. IV. Allegro moderato (06:21:00)
  39. Andante and Scherzo Op. 51 (00:00:04)
  40. Pipe for piccolo and piano (00:57:00)
  41. String Trio Op. 58:
  42. I. Allegro moderato (03:34:00)
  43. II. Adagio (07:24:00)
  44. III. Allegro con spirito (02:43:00)
  45. Music from Elpenor, Poeme radiophonique Op. 59:
  46. I. Prelude Lent - Tres anime (03:44:00)
  47. II. Modere (01:26:00)
  48. III. Lent (02:32:00)
  49. IV. Tres anime (00:18:00)
  50. Andante from an unfinished Wind Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon Adagio (03:13:00)
Flute Music of France (1989)
  1. Gabriel Faure: Fantaisie Op. 79 (05:03:00)
  2. Louis Aubert: Madrigal (04:20:00)
  3. Albert Roussel: Joueurs de Flute:
  4. Pan (03:07:00)
  5. Tityre (01:05:00)
  6. Krishna (03:10:00)
  7. Mr. de la Pejaudie (01:34:00)
  8. Gabriel Faure: Morceau de Concours (02:49:00)
  9. Charles Koechlin: 14 Pieces pour Flute et piano Op. 157 (12:16:00)
  10. Jean-Michel Damase: Nocturne (02:14:00)
  11. Philippe Gaubert: Madrigal (03:48:00)
  12. Camille Saint-Saëns: Romance op. 37 (05:43:00)
  13. Francis Poulenc: Sonata:
  14. Allegro malinconico (04:15:00)
  15. Cantilena (04:14:00)
  16. Presto giocoso (03:28:00)
Mirage Quintet
French Flute Chamber Music (2007)
Tournier - Schmitt - Pierne - Francaix - Roussel
jpc
    Marcel Tournier: Suite, op. 34:
  1. Soir - Calme et expressif (03:26:00)
  2. Danse - Naivement (02:01:00)
  3. Lied - Assez lent, avec melancolie (03:22:00)
  4. Fete - Anime (04:48:00)
  5. Florent Schmitt: Suinte en rocaille, op. 84:
  6. Sans hâte (03:40:00)
  7. Animé (03:49:00)
  8. sans lenteur (mouvement tres modere de menuet) (03:38:00)
  9. Vif (02:31:00)
  10. Gabriel Pierné: Variations libres et finale, op. 51 (10:52:00)
  11. Jean Françaix: Quintette:
  12. Andante tranquillo (02:27:00)
  13. Scherzo (02:30:00)
  14. Andante (02:40:00)
  15. Rondo (01:30:00)
  16. Albert Roussel: Serenade, op. 30:
  17. Allegro (04:32:00)
  18. Andante (06:55:00)
  19. Presto (04:26:00)
Peter-Lukas Graf, Michio Kobayashi
  1. Cecil Chaminade: Concertino (08:02:00)
  2. Georges Hüe: Fantaisie (07:50:00)
  3. Georges Enescu: Cantabile et Presto (05:48:00)
  4. Philippe Gaubert: Nocturne et Allegro scherzando (05:58:00)
  5. Albert Roussel: Joueurs de Flute:
  6. Pan (02:59:00)
  7. Tityre (01:08:00)
  8. Krishna (03:36:00)
  9. Mr. de la Pejaudie (01:47:00)
  10. Olivier Messiaen: Le Merle noir (05:26:00)
  11. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (03:12:00)
  12. Arthur Honegger: Danse de la chevre (03:04:00)
  13. Jacques Ibert: Piece (05:54:00)
Mihae Lee, Kurt Redel
Musique Francaise pour flute et piano (1993)
jpc
    Francis Poulenc: Sonate:
  1. Allegro malincolico (04:26:00)
  2. Cantilena (03:55:00)
  3. Presto giocoso (03:38:00)
  4. Albert Roussel: Andante et Scherzo op. 51 (04:41:00)
  5. Anime - Tendre (05:27:00)
  6. Maurice Ravel: Piece en forme de habanera (02:27:00)
  7. Albert Roussel: Joueurs de flute, op. 27:
  8. Pan (03:07:00)
  9. Tityre (01:06:00)
  10. Krishna (03:32:00)
  11. Mr. de la Pejaudie (01:48:00)
  12. Albert Roussel: Aria (02:31:00)
  13. Claude Debussy: Syrinx (02:40:00)
  14. Darius Milhaud: Sonatine:
  15. Tendre (04:16:00)
  16. Souple (00:00:02)
  17. Clair (02:39:00)

Literature von/über Albert Roussel

Last edit 28.03.2014