Compositions; Composers; Nineteenth century; Twentieth century; Albert Roussel; France
ML 134 .R7 C3 1947
Anonymous. Catalogue de l'œuvre d'Albert Roussel. Bruxelles: Editor Paris, 1947.
This catalogue is a small yet thorough guide to the work of French composer Albert Roussel. It contains some biographical information, a time line of important dates of his life, as well as a listing of his works. List of addresses of the editors is also a useful tool for the researcher.
It is presumed that this is a complete list of the composers' works, or at least his mature works. Each listing contains a significant amount of information on the work. Includes a bibliography of only five works. Also includes a "Notes Diverses" section in which aspects such as interpretation and style of several of Roussel's major works are discussed.
The book is organized into six chapters: Chapter 1: Biographical Information Chapter (discussing Roussel's life and style of music) 2: Theater Music Chapter 3: Symphonic Music Chapter 4: Chamber Music Chapter 5: Vocal Music (other than theater). Lists of works are divided by genres: theatre music, symphony music, chamber music, and vocal music. Citations are in order of the date of composition, and include: duration of work, editor information, to whom work was dedicated, instrumentation involved, premiere information, and sometimes other additional notes discussing history or salient features of the work. The sixth chapter is a group of indices listed AA-AD. AA is a simple alphabetical listing of the works with a page number referring back to the previous five chapters. AB lists the pieces indexed by the primary instrument or voice part, or, solo instrument or voice part. Index AC lists the works by duration from shortest to longest. AD is an alphabetical list of the first line of text from the vocal works.