Roussel: Chamber Music Complete

Roussel: Chamber Music Complete
Composer Albert Roussel
Artist Jet Röling piano
Irene Maessen soprano
Paul Verheij flute
Schönberg Quartet
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 8413
EAN code 5029365841320
Release April 2006

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About this release

A rare collection: all of Roussel’s music for small ensembles. It is a mix of varied combinations; sometimes highly unusual ones like piccolo and piano. A late starter, Roussel’s compositions mainly date from the first decades of the twentieth century.

Composer Albert Roussel has written a relatively limited oeuvre of delightful music. His works sound typically French and increasingly impressionistic. Then a neo-classical period followed. Somehow Roussel has not benefited from the popularity of music by contemporary French composers.

Recordings on this release include rarely performed music like the Aria no. 2 for Oboe and Piano, and Music from Elpénor, Poème radiophonique for flute and string quartet (1937). Also included are the Deux poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 26, for flute and soprano.

Great performances by prominent Dutch musicians like Paul Verhey on the flute, horn player Herman Jeurissen and cellist Herre-Jan Stegenga.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: I.Modéré, sans lenteur – Très animé
  2. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: II. Lent
  3. Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 2: III. Très lent
  4. Divertissement, Op. 6, for wind quintet and piano: Animé – Lent – Animé
  5. Sonata No. 1 in D Minor for Piano and Violin, Op. 11: I. Lent – Très animé – Lent
  6. Sonata No. 1 in D Minor for Piano and Violin, Op. 11: II. Assez animé – Très lent – Assez animé
  7. Sonata No. 1 in D Minor for Piano and Violin, Op. 11: III. Très animé – Très modéré – Très animé

Disk 2

  1. Impromptu, Op. 21, for harp solo (a)
  2. Deux poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 26, for flute and soprano (b): I. Rossignol, mon mignon
  3. Deux poèmes de Ronsard, Op. 26, for flute and soprano (b): II. Ciel, aer et vens
  4. Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27, for flute and piano (c): I. Pan
  5. Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27, for flute and piano (c): II. Tityre
  6. Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27, for flute and piano (c): III. Krishna
  7. Joueurs de flûte, Op. 27, for flute and piano (c): IV. M. de la Péjaudie
  8. Sonata No. 2 Op. 28, for piano and violin (d): I. Allegro con moto
  9. Sonata No. 2 Op. 28, for piano and violin (d): II. Andante
  10. Sonata No. 2 Op. 28, for piano and violin (d): III. Presto
  11. Segovia, Op. 29, for guitar (e)
  12. Sérénade, Op. 30, for flute, string trio and harp (f): I. Allegro
  13. Sérénade, Op. 30, for flute, string trio and harp (f): II. Andante
  14. Sérénade, Op. 30, for flute, string trio and harp (f): III. Presto
  15. Duo for bassoon and double bass (g)
  16. Aria No. 2, for oboe and piano (h)

Disk 3

  1. Trio, Op. 40 for flute viola and cello (a): I. Allegro grazioso
  2. Trio, Op. 40 for flute viola and cello (a): II. Andante
  3. Trio, Op. 40 for flute viola and cello (a): III. Allegro non troppo
  4. String Quartet, Op. 45 (b): I. Allegro
  5. String Quartet, Op. 45 (b): II. Adagio
  6. String Quartet, Op. 45 (b): III. Allegro vivo
  7. String Quartet, Op. 45 (b): IV. Allegro moderato
  8. Andante and Scherzo, Op. 51, for flute and piano (c)
  9. Pipe for piccolo and piano (d)
  10. String Trio, Op. 58 (e): I. Allegro moderato
  11. String Trio, Op. 58 (e): II. Adagio
  12. String Trio, Op. 58 (e): III. Allegro con spirito
  13. Music from Elpénor, Poème radiophonique, Op. 59, for flute and string quartet (f): I. Prélude Lent – Très animé
  14. Music from Elpénor, Poème radiophonique, Op. 59, for flute and string quartet (f): II.Modéré
  15. Music from Elpénor, Poème radiophonique, Op. 59, for flute and string quartet (f): III. Lent
  16. Music from Elpénor, Poème radiophonique, Op. 59, for flute and string quartet (f): IV Très animé
  17. Andante from an unfinished Wind Trio, for oboe, clarinet and bassoon (g) Adagio