"Roussel, `one of the greatest French composers of this century,' has been also one of the most neglected. Follett, a music librarian at the University of North Texas, has produced a work supportive of renewed interest in Roussel's works. The first major work in English since Basil Deane's critical biography, Albert Roussel (1961), this volume includes a brief biography, a list of works and performances classified by genre, a discography of commercially available recordings, and a selective annotated bibliography of nearly 400 writings by and about the composer. Cross-references lead the user from the works to the bibliography and discography and vice versa. Two appendixes include the first lines of the texts of vocal music and a listing in chronological order of compositions. The volume concludes with a complete index of names and works titles. Well bound and clearly printed, as are other volumes in this valuable series, this work is recommended for upper-division undergraduate and graduate music collections." -- Choice
About the Author
ROBERT FOLLET is Head Librarian, Arthur Friedheim Library, Peabody Institute.