Started by Archaic Torso of Apollo, April 18, 2007, 10:18:25 AM
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Quote from: relm1 on May 25, 2020, 04:31:09 PMRouse was a very fine composer and I deeply miss his loss. I so much wish he had composer another symphony. Six feels incomplete, but seven feels like a cycle. He was a fabulous man too. Humorous and intellectual. And I feel like I look like him in the age of corona with hair too long and a beard.
Quote from: Archaic Torso of Apollo on October 07, 2020, 06:05:14 PMRouse's 5th Symphony is out. This looks like a must-buy disc. Anyone heard it?https://www.classicstoday.com/review/rousing-rouse-fifth-and-concerto-for-orchestra-on-naxos/
Quote from: Brian on October 08, 2020, 06:05:47 AMThe Fifth is very loosely inspired by Beethoven's Fifth - in that the opening motif is on the same rhythm and there's a scherzo which leads into the finale - but overall it's typically thrilling, combative Rouse.
Quote from: Brian on October 08, 2020, 06:05:47 AM He did apparently manage to complete a Sixth Symphony.
Quote from: Archaic Torso of Apollo on October 08, 2020, 07:08:39 AMIf you didn't know it was based on LvB 5, would you have guessed it?
Quote from: Brian on October 08, 2020, 06:05:47 AMStreamed "Supplica" and it was everything that the symphony was not - quiet, tender, lyrical, much smaller orchestral force.
Quote from: OrchestralNut on January 23, 2021, 10:06:13 AMI get to hear this piece tonight with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as a livestream event as part of the Winnipeg New Music Festival. Will be my introduction to the music of Rouse.
Quote from: TheGSMoeller on June 02, 2021, 04:32:13 AMHey, Ray, how was the performance of Supplica?
Quote from: OrchestralNut on June 02, 2021, 04:49:45 AMHi Greg!It really was terrific. I was very impressed with the work!
Quote from: TheGSMoeller on June 02, 2021, 10:48:10 AMThat's great, Ray. I haven't read through this thread so I'm sure you've probably received a good amount of Rouse recommendations here, but my top choice is always the Flute Concerto. Not only is it an amazing work, but I think it is the epitome of Rouse's musical style. There are moments of lyrical serenity similar to Supplica, and also the more thornier, and heavier side of his music. A perfect mix of Rouse's sound.
Quote from: Mirror Image on June 02, 2021, 07:08:32 PMI can only agree about the Flute Concerto --- it's a gem.
Quote from: DavidUK on April 28, 2022, 11:48:03 AMWhich has just been playing on Radio 3 in concert. I missed the beginning but what I heard sounded excellent.
Quote from: Archaic Torso of Apollo on October 07, 2020, 06:05:14 PMRouse's 5th Symphony is out. This looks like a must-buy disc. Anyone heard it?
Quote from: Archaic Torso of Apollo on May 04, 2022, 08:40:50 AMWell, now I've heard it. The entire disc gets a thumbs-up from me, but based on a couple of listens, I like the Concerto for Orchestra and Supplica somewhat better than the 5th Symphony.The symphony alternates moody and exciting episodes, and held my attention, but I'm not sure how well it holds together structurally. I don't really have such doubts about the other two pieces. Supplica reminded me that Rouse does the atmospheric tone-poem thing really well (see pieces like Phaeton, Rapture, and Prospero's Rooms).My preferred Rouse symphonies remain 2 and 3. 4 and 5 are interesting but I'm not quite convinced. Haven't heard 1.Nashville Symphony sounds very good on this (hooray for "America's Music City").
Quote from: foxandpeng on July 07, 2022, 01:23:29 PMChristopher RouseSymphony 1Flute Concerto Alan Gilbert Royal Stockholm Symphony Orchestra Very much enjoying Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto and Symphony 1 today. Darkness and dissonance, beauty and colour, pain and anguish. Considering that the flute concerto is dedicated to the memory of the murdered Liverpool toddler, James Bulger, the dreadful collapse of beauty into brokenness is understandable. Much to explore in Rouse, I think.
Quote from: Brian on May 30, 2023, 04:42:30 PMWas just reading his Wikipedia page and discovered he wrote a concerto for string orchestra "commissioned by Absolut Vodka"!
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