Albert Roussel – Joueurs de Flûte opus 27

edited by Thies Roorda
ISBN: 702580
Publisher: Broekmans & Van Poppel
Publisher number: BP1573
Composer: Albert Roussel 1869-1937

Albert Roussel 1869-1937
In 1924 Roussel finally succumbed to Louis Fleury’s repeated requests for a new flute piece and composed his Joueurs de Flûte.
Instead of a sonata he opted for a suite in which he portrayed diverse flautists, all of whom, whether divine or human, represent their own world or culture.
The use of ancient modes (Doric) and a raga opened the door to completely new spheres.

Thies Roorda

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©April 2018

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