French composer Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel (1869-1937) was orphaned at age seven. He lived with his grandfather until eleven, when he, too, died. From then until adulthood he lived with a maternal aunt and her husband. Perhaps this chaos is why Roussel sought order for the rest of his life, including the military discipline of the French Navy. During his career he wrote one opera and a variety of other vocal and instrumental works.
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Biographical information and photograph from the Classical Net Basic Repertoire List. With list of recommended recordings.
Extensive biography and study of his music by David C. F. Wright from MusicWeb(UK). Special focus on the construction and style of his Symphony no. 4 in A, Op. 53.
Selected works and brief biography with links to influences from Musicalics.
Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, link to further resources, summary of his stage works, and Naxos discography.
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