Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

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Modernistfan
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Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

Post by Modernistfan » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:56 pm

It was announced that the American composer Christopher Rouse, age 70, has passed away. This is a huge loss to American music generally, and particularly to American symphonic music. I am a big fan of his music, and have automatically bought any CD with his music.

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Re: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

Post by Rach3 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:07 pm

I have heard only his Flute Concerto and Oboe Concerto, both wonderful and must hears,IMHO, and at YT.

As I type, I am listening for the first time to his Cello Concerto also at YT.

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Re: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

Post by Belle » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:13 pm

I've only read about this today. By all accounts he was a fine composer.

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Re: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

Post by Rach3 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:44 pm

Belle wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:13 pm
By all accounts he was a fine composer.

Good place to start would be his Flute Concerto.

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Re: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

Post by diegobueno » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:35 am

His 4th symphony was written in 2013, but before he died he had completed a 6th. His music tends towards dark moods, and the 2nd of this symphony's 2 movements is called "Doloroso". The opening movement is uncharacteristically cheerful.


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Re: Christopher Rouse Dies, Age 70

Post by Rach3 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:12 am

Fww, if interested, suggest in this order :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqVH4R6hd3A (Flute Concerto )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snnsk3OJQGw ( Oboe Concerto )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Z_xsNk2Cw (Cello Concerto)

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