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Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Albert Roussel, looking at his first major success, which vividly evokes the sights and sounds of India, where he spent his honeymoon.

Plus some of Roussel's earliest pieces, including a chamber work heavily indebted to his teacher Vincent d'Indy.

Amoureux Separes (Deux Poemes Chinois, Op 12, No 2)
Kurt Ollmann (baritone)
Dalton Baldwin (piano)
EMI CDS7492712 CD1 T1

Rustiques
Eric Parkin (piano)
CHANDOS CHAN8887 T1-3

Divertissement for wind quintet and piano
Paul Verhey (flute)
Hans Roerade (oboe)
Frank van den Brink (clarinet)
Herman Jeurissen (horn)
Jos de Lange (bassoon)
Jet Roling (piano)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 8413 CD1 T4

Au bords du Fleuve Sacre (Evocations)
Jose van Dam (baritone)
Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Nathalie Stutzmann (alto)
Orfeon Donostiarra (chorus)
Orchestre du Capitole du Toulouse
Michel Plasson (conductor)
EMI CDC747887-2 T3.

1 hour

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Mon 23 Feb 2009 22:00

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