Albert Roussel

Born: 5th April 1869

Died: 23rd August 1937

Birthplace: Tourcoing, France

Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel was a French composer. He spent seven years as a midshipman, turned to music as an adult, and became one of the most prominent French composers of the interwar period. His early works were strongly influenced by the impressionism of Debussy and Ravel, while he later turned toward neoclassicism.

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