Albert Roussel

Albert Roussel

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel (5 April 1869 - 23 August 1937) was a French composer. Although Roussel spent seven years as a midshipman, only turning to music as an adult, he became one of the most prominent French composers of the inter-war period. His earlier works were strongly influenced by the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel, with his later works turning more towards neoclassicism. Born in Tourcoing (Nord department of France), Roussel's earliest interest was not in music but mathematics. He spent a time in the French Navy, and in 1889 and 1890 he served in the crew of the frigate Iphig nie. These travels affected him artistically, as many of his musical works would reflect his interest in far-off, exotic places. After resigning from the Navy in 1894, he began to study music seriously with Eug ne Gigout, then continuing his studies until 1908 at the Schola Cantorum (one of his teachers there was Vincent d'Indy). While studying, he was also teaching; his students included Satie and the young Edgard Var se.
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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613496395X
  • 9786134963954