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Christopher Rouse: Trombone Concerto, Gorgon, Iscariot


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listen  1. Trombone Concerto: Movement I11:07Album Only
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listen  3. Trombone Concerto: Movement III11:42Album Only
listen  4. Gorgon: I. Stheno 5:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Gorgon: Perseus Spell I0:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Gorgon: II. Euryale 4:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Gorgon: Perseus Spell II0:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Gorgon: III. Medusa 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Iscariot (Studio)14:18Album Only

Product Details

  • Performer: Joseph Alessi, trombone
  • Orchestra: Colorado Symphony Orchestra
  • Conductor: Marin Alsop
  • Composer: Christopher Rouse
  • Audio CD (April 1, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Phoenix USA
  • ASIN: B000OZ0OT8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,986 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The three Rouse scores here are not programmatic, but they are loaded. They are about something, although it is not always easy to put one's finger on exactly what it is they are about. The frightening Gorgon and the unanswerable Iscariot have provocative titles. The elegiac Trombone Concerto comes with a loaded musical quotation, the "credo" theme from Leonard Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony. The Trombone Concerto has received great acclaim being the winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

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"....among the most intriguing orchestral music now being written" --The New York Times

"One of the few whose music will last" --John Adams

"When the music history of the late 20th century is written, I expect the explosive and passionate music of Rouse will loom large" --The Baltimore Sun

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Dunn on September 3, 2007
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This is the best collection available of the music of Christopher Rouse, one of the most audience-pleasing Americans writing today. It is a reissue of a deleted RCA release.

The Trombone Concerto won the Pulitzer Prize for its mastery of form and content--but it also speaks as a heartfelt tribute to the memory of Leonard Bernstein.

"Gorgon" is an astounding creation, one of the loudest pieces ever written, adding 75 percussion instruments to the full orchestra. Its frightening relentlessness will test the capacity of the best stereo system. Rouse does you blotto with the ostinato. Not for the squeamish; but for those who can take it, it may well prove to be the most exciting investment of a lifetime.

"Iscariot" is Rouse's take on the many facets of emotion engendered by jealousy, starting with the flash/burn of the initial discovery and continuing on with self-pity, anger and eventual reconcilation with emotional facts of life.

All three pieces are masterpieces, essential for the library of anyone who wishes to be familiar with trends in classical music over the last 25 years.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barry W. Brown on December 15, 2009
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The trombone concerto won the Pulitzer prize. I'm surprised that the
album info on Amazon doesn't note this.

Pounding percussion and brass -- loud and raucous. I love it, particularly
'Gorgon'1q. Modern but not dissonant. Highly recommended for
the adventurous 2oth century music listener. (It may be more violent than
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JRJoseph on April 23, 2013
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Actually, for some reason I found this work interesting even though I did not like it, Go figure. I suppose it is old age creeping up on me.
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