Symphony No.4, Op.53 (Roussel, Albert)

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Performer Pages Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (orchestra)
Ernest Ansermet (conductor)
Publisher Info. London Records, 1957. STS 15025.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand & Cie., 1935. Plate D. & F. 12,523.
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Work Title Symphony No. 4
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Symphonie nº 4 de Roussel; 交響曲第4番; Symfonie nr. 4; Symfoni nr. 4
Name Aliases Symfonie nr. 4 (Roussel); Symphonie en la majeur; Symphonie, op. 53
Authorities WorldCat; VIAF: 313526921; BNF: 13918140s
Composer Roussel, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.53 ; L.67
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAR 70
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  • Lento—Allegro con brio
  • Lento molto
  • Allegro scherzando
  • Allegro molto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1934
First Performance. 1935-10-19 in Paris: Opéra-Comique, concert Pasdeloup
Pasdeloup Orchestra: Albert Louis Wolff
First Publication. 1935
Dedication à Albert Wolff (1884-1970)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20-25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation orchestra
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets,
bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, drum, cymbals, bass drum, tam tam, harp, strings
External Links Wikipedia article (French)

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Dedicatee Albert Louis Wolff, conductor, not to be confused with Albert Abraham Wolff (journalist, 1835-1891) - of course.

Symphonies by Albert Roussel