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ROUSSEL, A.: Piano Works, Vol. 2 (Armengaud)


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ROUSSEL, A.: Piano Works, Vol. 2 (Armengaud)

Though he is best known for his orchestral works, Albert Roussel wrote an important body of piano music. This second of three volumes of the complete piano works includes the composer’s own reduction of his earliest orchestral work, Résurrection, a response to the emotions engendered by Tolstoy’s last novel from which this ‘prelude’ takes its inspiration. Love of nature inspires the rhythmically inventive three Rustiques the second movement of which, Promenade sentimentale en forêt, is notable for its birdsong and rich polyphony. Roussel’s largest-scaled piano work is the Suite in F sharp minor, richly imbued with driving energy, exciting themes and fresh effects.

Roussel, Albert

  Resurrection, Op. 4 (version for piano)
1.   Resurrection, Op. 4 (version for piano) 00:11:49
  Rustiques, Op. 5
2.   I. Danse au bord de l'eau 00:05:19
3.   II. Promenade sentimentale en foret 00:06:23
4.   III. Retour de fete 00:05:56
  Suite in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 14
5.   I. Prelude 00:07:19
6.   II. Sicilienne 00:06:43
7.   III. Bourree 00:05:33
8.   IV. Ronde 00:05:13
9.   Fugue 00:05:54
  Des heures passent, Op. 1
10.   I. Graves et legeres 00:02:51
11.   II. Joyeuses 00:01:58
12.   III. Tragiques 00:05:54
13.   IV. Champetres 00:02:25

Total Playing Time: 01:13:17

Roussel, Albert

Armengaud, Jean-Pierre

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573171

Barcode: 747313317172

Physical Release: 02/2016

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