CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: Odna Zhizn · Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 · Prospero's Rooms
01 December 2016
Gramophone (D. Gutman)
Rivalling the eloquence of Thomas Dausgaard's superb Seattle account of Mahler's 'Tenth' (A/16), Alan Gilbert's New York Philharmonic collection of recent Christopher Rouse projects the differently anguished emotions of our own time. Rouse's Third Symphony finds inspiration in Prokofiev's Second while the Fourth posits Tippett-like rapture before imploding into hollowed-out inertia.