Evocations, Op.15 (Roussel, Albert)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1912. Plate D. & F. 8082, 8102, 8261.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand et Cie., 1912. Plate D. & F. 8616-8618.
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Arranger Léon Roques (1839-1923)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Durand, 1913. Plate D. & F. 8851-53.
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Arranger Léon Roques (1839-1923)
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Work Title Evocations
Alternative. Title
Composer Roussel, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.15
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Les dieux dans l’ombre des cavernes
  2. La ville rose
  3. Aux bords du fleuve sacré
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910 April-1911 June (possibly revised 1920s)
First Performance. 1912 May 18
First Publication. 1912
Librettist Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi (1877–1944), after Kālidāsa (fl.4th century–5th century)
Language French
Dedication Gustave Samazeuilh
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, english horn,
2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon,
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba,
timpani, glockenspiel, triangle, snare drum, side drum, cymbals, bass drum, tam tam,
2 harps, celesta, strings
External Links The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
MPH preface (German by Harry Halbreich, English by Bradford Robinson, original language not specified)

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Halbreich (?) refers to Evocations as a symphonic poem (with the implication ?? that it was so-named around 1912, as well...??)