The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (241): More French than Ravelmain
Why do we never hear the music of Albert Roussel?
Once rated the finest French symphonist, Roussel (1869-1937) had a Debussyan gift for atmospherics (listen to those flute solos) and a more identifiably French je-ne-sais-quoi than Ravel. The third symphony is rivetting. So why has he been dumped?
He also loved cats.
Lennie was keen on the 3rd symph.