CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: Odna Zhizn · Symfoni nr. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
17 December 2016
The Arts Fuse
Here’s something we definitely need more of: a handsome new recording of orchestral music by Christopher Rouse played by the New York Philharmonic. Each of the four pieces (two symphonies and a pair of enigmatic tone poems) is compact – the longest score, Rouse’s Symphony no. 3, is just under thirty minutes in length. But they all teem with inventive ideas, brilliant writing for orchestra, and deeply expressive gestures, documenting one of America’s great composer at the top of his game.