Roussel, Albert

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Albert Roussel (1869-1937), French composer.

From the description of Albert Roussel letters to Blanche Roussel, 1914-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702162549

From the description of Albert Roussel letters to Blanche Roussel, 1914-1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82841856

Epithet: composer

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000206.0x00002a

The work was composed in 1927--Cf. Grove music online.

From the description of Concerto p[ou]r piano, [1927?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 263068968

The vocal score was first published by Durand in 1919.

From the description of Pantomime, [1919?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 261137946

French composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Villa du Petit Gorget (Isère), 24 February 1920, to Mme de Lestang, 1920 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676418

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) and autograph postcards signed (2), dated : Siemreab-Angkor (Cambodia), Paris, Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer, and Paris, 1909, [1925], 1927, 1934 [and n.d.], to Alfred Cortot, [1925], 1934, 1909 Dec. 7, and 1927 June 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676410

From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) and autograph postcard signed (also signed by G[eorges] Jean-Aubry), dated : Paris and Varengeville, 1921 and 1925, to Mme [Louise] Alvar, 1921 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676405

From the description of Psaume LXXX / Albert Roussel / op. 37. 5 juillet 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569078

From the description of Valse [crossed out] III. [1929-1930] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569082

From the description of Odes Anacréontiques (Leconte de Lisle) / Ode XXXIV. Sur une jeune fille / Albert Roussel. [1926?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569073

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], 21 January 1926, to a named but unidentified recipient, 1926 Jan. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676421

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : France, 20 April 1916, to M. [Georges] Jean-Aubry in Paris, 1916 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270676415

Born on January 10, 1910 in Lyon, the French conductor and composer, Jean Martinon entered the Lyon and Paris conservatoires to study the violin. At Lyon, his teacher was Maurice Foundray and at the Paris Conservatory, he studied violin technique with Jules Boucherit. While at the Paris conservatory, Martinon took composition with Albert Roussel and Vincent d’Indy. After completing the composition courses, he studied conducting with Charles Munch and Désormière. He graduated from the Paris Conservatory in 1928, winning a premier prix.

Martinon’s familiarity with conducting started in France, followed by various appointments in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. In 1946, he embarked on a conducting career directing the Concerts du Conservatoire in Paris and the Bordeaux Symphony. The successful debut with the LPO led to his appointment as associate conductor of the orchestra in 1947. From 1947-1950 Martinon directed the Radio Eireann orchestra, Dublin and in 1951, he returned to Paris to conduct the Concerts Lamoureux until 1957. From 1957-1959, Martinon conducted the Israel Philharmonic. His appointment as the next conductor of the Düsseldorf Symphony occurred in 1959. Martinon was in Düsseldorf until 1963 when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra selected him as their music director, a position he held until 1968. During that same year, he returned to France to direct the French National Radio Orchestra and served as the principal conductor of the Hague Residentie–Orkest from 1974 until shortly before his death in 1976.

Martinon’s extensive experience as a composer led to his approach to conducting. The Symphoniette pour orchestre á cordes, piano, harpe et timbales, op. 16, from 1935, is one of three first attempts at composition. After enlisting in the war, Martinon’s imprisonment in a German camp, Stalag IX A, resulted in several new compositions, Psaume 136, le Chant des Captifs, Musique d’Exil, Sonatina No.3, Sonatina No. 4 for wind instruments, and various choral works. In 1946, the city of Paris awarded a prize to his composition le Chant des Captifs. After the war, other notable compositions include Symphonie no. 3 (Irlandaise), the Concerto no. 2 pour violin et orchestre, op. 5, dedicated to Szeryng, and the Concerto pour cello et orchestre, op. 52, composed for Pierre Fournier. For the stage Martinon composed two works, the ballet Ambohimanga ou la Cité Bleue and in 1949 the opera Hécube with a libretto by Serge Moreux. Symphony no.4 Altitudes was the outcome of a commission from the Chicago Symphony to commemorate its 75th anniversary.

Martinon had recently taken on a position at the Paris Conservatory to teach conducting when he died from a serious illness on March 1, 1976.

From the guide to the Jean Martinon papers, 1923-1994, (Music Library)

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creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Concerto pour piano et orchestre, opus 36 [Multimédia multisupport] / Albert Roussel, comp. ; Silvia Capova, p ; Orchestre de chambre slovaque ; Tibor Freso, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Autograph letters signed (6) and autograph postcard signed (also signed by G[eorges] Jean-Aubry), dated : Paris and Varengeville, 1921 and 1925, to Mme [Louise] Alvar, 1921 May 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Ciel, aer et vens, from Deux poèmes de Ronsard (album leaf) : autograph manuscript, 1925 Oct. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Valse [crossed out] III. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Charles Ives Papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Albi Rosenthal collection of letters between composers and music publishers, 1704-1966. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Sinfonietta pour orchestre à cordes op 52 [Multimédia multisupport]. allegro molto. andante allegro. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1967 August 18. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Henri Pierre Roché Papers TXRC96-A14., ca. 1886-1971 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Paris], 21 January 1926, to a named but unidentified recipient, 1926 Jan. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. [Book of autographs of vistors to Louise Hanson-Dyer] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn The Charles Ives Papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1967 February 16. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf NCSA Chamber Orchestra. NCSA Chamber Orchestra concert [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Albert Roussel letters to Blanche Roussel, 1914-1917. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Music and literary manuscripts in the Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Music and literary manuscripts in the Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lake, Carlton. Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts, 1377-2000, (bulk 1895-1940). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Concerto pour piano et orchestre, opus 36 [Multimédia multisupport] / Albert Roussel, comp. ; Silvia Capova, p ; Orchestre de chambre slovaque ; Tibor Freso, dir. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Gide, André, 1869-1951. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Criquetot-l'Esneval], 9 April 1916, to Gabriel [i.e. Georges] Jean-Aubry, 1916 Apr. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Roussel, Blanche. Blanche Roussel letters to Albert Roussel, 1916-1933. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Autograph letter signed, dated : Villa du Petit Gorget (Isère), 24 February 1920, to Mme de Lestang, 1920 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Roché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959. Henri Pierre Roché Papers, 1886-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1961 October 30. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Odes Anacréontiques (Leconte de Lisle) / Ode XXXIV. Sur une jeune fille / Albert Roussel. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Sinfonietta, op. 52 [Multimédia multisupport]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Autograph letter signed, dated : France, 20 April 1916, to M. [Georges] Jean-Aubry in Paris, 1916 Apr. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Albert Roussel letters to Blanche Roussel, 1914-1917. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Psaume LXXX / Albert Roussel / op. 37. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn E. Robert Schmitz Papers, 1909-1991 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Petite suite : op. 39 / Albert Roussel. Northwestern University
referencedIn Music in the Carlton Lake Collection TXRC06-A21., 1817-1987, (bulk 1870-1963) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. The Charles Ives papers, 1874-1983 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Clarion Wind Quintet. Clarion Wind Quintet [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Le jardin mouillé / [Albert Roussel]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. First symphony : La poème de la forêt : manuscript, 1904-1906. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1972 August 16. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Pantomime, [1919?] Northwestern University
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Letter : to Louis Fleury, 1921 Oct. 31. Harvard University, Harvard Theater Collection, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
referencedIn General Collection manuscript music miscellany, [ca. 1600-ongoing] Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Sinfonietta pour orchestre à cordes op 52 [Multimédia multisupport]. allegro molto. andante allegro. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Autograph letters signed (2) and autograph postcards signed (2), dated : Siemreab-Angkor (Cambodia), Paris, Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer, and Paris, 1909, [1925], 1927, 1934 [and n.d.], to Alfred Cortot, [1925], 1934, 1909 Dec. 7, and 1927 June 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Williams, Alexander Whiteside. Papers, 1916-1981. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1960 April 1 and 2. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1967 November 30. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Jean Martinon papers, 1923-1994 Music Library
referencedIn National Flute Association, Inc. Archives, 1898-2002, (bulk 1970-1989) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1965 March 18. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn National Orchestral Association collection of rehearsal and concert recordings [sound recording], 1938-1968 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1975 February 21 and 22. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Concerto p[ou]r piano, [1927?] Northwestern University
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 247). Yehudi Menuhin, Hubert Parry, Lord Reith, Jean Sibelius, Ethel Smyth, Charles Villiers Stanford, Donald Francis Tovey, Bruno Walter, William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Williamson.includes:f. 1 Vally Las... British Library
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. Serge Koussevitzky archive, 1920-1976 (bulk 1924-1951). Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Roussel, Albert, 1869-1937. Sinfonietta, op. 52. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Roussel, Blanche. Blanche Roussel letters to Albert Roussel, 1916-1933. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Harding, Charles Alvar, 1915-. Charles Alvar Harding collection, ca. 1850-ca. 1970. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1963 February 22 and 23. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Alvar, Louise, 1883-1966, person
associatedWith Baltimore Symphony Orchestra corporateBody
associatedWith Barraud, Henry, 1900-1997 person
associatedWith Baudo, Serge, 1927- person
associatedWith Berliner Philharmoniker corporateBody
associatedWith Bernac, Pierre. person
associatedWith Böhm, Karl, 1894-1981 person
associatedWith Borsari, Amédée, 1905-1999 person
associatedWith Boston Symphony Orchestra corporateBody
associatedWith Brisson, Pierre, 1896-1964 person
associatedWith Canarina, John, 1934- person
associatedWith Casadesus, Francis, 1870-1954 person
associatedWith Charles, Edouard person
associatedWith Chicago Symphony Orchestra corporateBody
associatedWith Chouraqui, André, 1917-2007 person
associatedWith Clarion Wind Quintet. corporateBody
associatedWith Comissiona, Sergiu person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 person
associatedWith Cortot, Alfred, 1877-1962, person
associatedWith Croix-Rouge française. corporateBody
associatedWith Croix-Rouge française. corporateBody
associatedWith Cziffra, Georges, 1921-1994 person
associatedWith Drake University. College of Arts and Sciences corporateBody
associatedWith Düsseldorfer Symphoniker corporateBody
associatedWith Dutilleux, Henri, 1916-2013 person
associatedWith E. Robert Schmitz person
associatedWith Falla, Manuel de, 1876-1946. person
associatedWith Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924. person
associatedWith Ferras, Christian, 1933-1982 person
associatedWith Fleury, Louis, 1878-1926, person
associatedWith Fournet, Jean person
associatedWith Fournier, Jean, 1911-2003 person
associatedWith Fournier, Pierre, 1906-1986 person
associatedWith Francescatti, Zino, 1902-1991 person
associatedWith Gavoty, Bernard person
associatedWith Gide, André, 1869-1951. person
associatedWith Gingold, Josef person
associatedWith Guéritte, Tony. person
associatedWith Haitink, Bernard, 1929- person
associatedWith Hamon, Jean person
associatedWith Harding, Charles Alvar, 1915- person
associatedWith Hasselmann, Roland person
associatedWith Henze, Hans Werner, 1926-2012 person
associatedWith Hétu, Pierre, 1936-1998 person
associatedWith Indiana University. School of Music corporateBody
associatedWith Indy, Vincent d', 1851-1931. person
associatedWith Inghelbrecht, D. E. (Désiré Emile), 1880-1965 person
associatedWith Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. person
associatedWith Jean-Aubry, G. (Georges), 1882-1950. person
associatedWith Jean Martinon Society corporateBody
associatedWith John Milton and Ruth Neils Ward Collection (Harvard Theatre Collection) corporateBody
associatedWith Jolivet, André, 1905-1974 person
associatedWith Karajan, Herbert von person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Kubelík, Rafael, 1914-1996 person
associatedWith Lake, Carlton person
associatedWith Lake, Carlton. person
associatedWith Landowski, Marcel, 1915-1999 person
associatedWith Leconte de Lisle, 1818-1894 person
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associatedWith Le Roux, Maurice person
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associatedWith Lestang, Mme de, person
associatedWith Loewenguth, Alfred person
associatedWith Lumbroso, Nelly, b. 1877 person
associatedWith Malraux, André, 1901-1976 person
associatedWith Mariotte, Antoine, 1875-1944. person
associatedWith Martinon, Jean, 1910-1976 person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
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associatedWith Messiaen, Olivier, 1908-1992 person
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associatedWith Nussy Saint-Saëns, Marcel person
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associatedWith Ropartz, Joseph Guy, 1864-1955. person
correspondedWith Rosenthal, Albi, 1914- person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Manuel, 1904-2003 person
associatedWith Roussel, Blanche. person
associatedWith Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995 person
associatedWith Ruchpaul, Eva, 1928- person
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associatedWith Williams, Alexander Whiteside. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
France--Paris
France
France
Subject
World War, 1914-1918
Concerts--20th century
Musical sketches
Music--20th century
Composers--20th century
Symphonies--Excerpts--Scores
Songs with instrumental ensemble, Arranged
Concertos (Piano)--Excerpts--Scores
Songs (medium voice) with piano
Operas--Excerpts, arranged
Psalms (Music)--80th Psalm
Suites (Orchestra)--Excerpts--Piano scores
Symphonies--Scores
Operas--Excerpts--Scores
Songs with flute
Choruses, Sacred, with orchestra--Vocal scores with organ
Occupation
Composers
Collector
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Birth 1869-04-05

Death 1937-08-23

French

French

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