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Roussel: Piano Music, Vol. 1 / Jean-pierre Armengaud


Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573093   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Albert Roussel forged a unique musical identity in his music and remains one of the most intriguing and influential of French composers. In this first of three volumes of his complete piano music one can hear his originality as early as the Sonatine, Op 16, composed in 1912 where fantasy and atmospheric colour are prominent. Le Marchand de sable qui passe, Op 13 (The Sandman) is incidental music written for a verse play where the influence of Debussy and Wagner can sometimes be felt. Roussel’s last creative phase, represented by Trois Pièces, Op 49, reveals his incisive wit, concern for rhythmic vitality, and even jazzy turns of phrase. Albert Roussel forged a unique musical identity in his music and remains one of the most intriguing and influential of French composers. In this first of three volumes of his complete piano music one can hear his originality as early as the Sonatine, Op 16, composed in 1912 where fantasy and atmospheric colour are prominent. Le Marchand de sable qui passe, Op 13 (The Sandman) is incidental music written for a verse play where the influence of Debussy and Wagner can sometimes be felt. Roussel’s last creative phase, represented by Trois Pièces, Op 49, reveals his incisive wit, concern for rhythmic vitality, and even jazzy turns of phrase. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatina for Piano, Op. 16 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
2.
Ségovia, Op. 29 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; France 
3.
Prelude and Fugue for Piano, Op. 46 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1934; France 
4.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 49 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
5.
Petit Canon perpetuel by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
6.
Le marchand de sable qui passe, Op. 13 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
7.
L'accueil des muses "In memoriam Debussy" by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
8.
Doute by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
9.
Conte à la poupée by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 

Sound Samples

Sonatine, Op. 16: I. Modere
Sonatine, Op. 16: II. Tres lent
Le marchand de sable qui passe, Op. 13 (version for piano): I. Prelude
Le marchand de sable qui passe, Op. 13 (version for piano): II. Scene 2
Le marchand de sable qui passe, Op. 13 (version for piano): III. Interlude et Scene 4
Le marchand de sable qui passe, Op. 13 (version for piano): IV. Scene finale
3 Pieces, Op. 49: No. 1. Allegro con brio
3 Pieces, Op. 49: No. 2. Allegro grazioso (Tempo di valz)
3 Pieces, Op. 49: No. 3. Allegro con spirito
Prelude and Fugue, Op. 46: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue, Op. 46: Fugue
Doute
Petit canon perpetuel
L'accueil des muses, "In memoriam Debussy"
Segovia, Op. 29 (version for piano)
Conte a la poupee

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