Started by Archaic Torso of Apollo, April 18, 2007, 10:18:25 AM
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Quote from: snyprrr on September 22, 2010, 06:13:49 AMThat phrase should send shivers down any prospective Compser's spine! I wouldn't want to read that about myself, haha.
Quote from: lescamil on September 22, 2010, 11:39:37 AMI don't like that term, really.
Quote from: lescamil on September 21, 2010, 09:29:38 PM If you can, listen to the Concerto for Orchestra, Odna Zhizn, or the Requiem (this one is another massive work not to be missed).
Quote from: Velimir on September 22, 2010, 11:44:13 PMDo you know if there are any recordings of these pieces in the works? I found 32 sec. worth of the CfO on YouTube, but that's just a snapshot.
Quote from: lescamil on September 21, 2010, 09:29:38 PMHe actually had three string quartets (of which the first two are recorded and the third will be premiered soon) and a piece called Compline for string quartet, harp, clarinet, and flute. The first two string quartets are from his so-called "good period" and are very gritty pieces that should please anyone who likes works similar to his first two symphonies. Compline is a much more restrained work that is in his new sort of more tonally oriented idiom, but it is still a decent work. Not one of my favorites, though.On the topic of Rouse's latest music, I have heard two of his most recent orchestral works and I think my faith in him has been restored. I heard his Concerto for Orchestra (performed at the Cabrillo Festival in 2008) and Odna Zhizn (performed this year at the NY Phil). The Concerto for Orchestra is a very tightly structured work with a great deal of virtuosity, not much different from his Second Symphony, particularly the outer movements of that piece, in how a small amount of material gets transformed gradually over the whole work. It is a very explosive work that reminds one of his ear splitting pieces from the 1980s. Odna Zhizn is a more personal work, but it is still in a very advanced idiom that one doesn't find in his other recent works like Rapture or the Oboe Concerto. It reminded me of his work Iscariot, in how it seemed to be one constant rhapsodic meditation. Don't give up hope on Rouse! He is still one of my favorite composers, despite the questionable works he has produced over the past 10 years. If you can, listen to the Concerto for Orchestra, Odna Zhizn, or the Requiem (this one is another massive work not to be missed).
Quote from: Elnimio on January 07, 2011, 10:18:21 PMHis Gorgon suite is the loudest thing I've ever heard
Quote from: Mirror Image on March 28, 2011, 09:37:15 PMI thought that honor went to Jon Leifs?
Quote from: lescamil on March 28, 2011, 09:38:59 PMI can think of a few pieces louder than Hekla. One is definitely Gorgon. The ending will blast out your eardrums literally if you listen with headphones. Another work louder than Hekla is Corigliano's Circus Maximus.
Quote from: snyprrr on December 22, 2012, 10:16:22 AMThis new trumpet concerto reinvigorates my resolve to continue 'trying' with Rouse. I still want to hear the other wind concertos.
Quote from: karlhenning on September 25, 2013, 02:52:53 AMRouse enthusiasts: indulge me, and keep it short and sweet... Designate the three works which Make the Case. Just pow-pow-pow, three.
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