christopher rouse

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Christopher Rouse (1949-2019)

In Memoriam Christopher Rouse (1949-2019)

In Memoriam Christopher Rouse (1949-2019) I consider Dr. Christopher Rouse to be one of the great symphonists of our time, and I’ve been following his exquisitely dark and expressive compositions since I discovered his earlier orchestral works GORGON and The Infernal Machine. I recall him commenting in program notes that so much contemporary music had lost the ability to work in a true “allegro” tempo, so he deftly remedied that in several of his pieces. He’s also a master of “adagio” tempi—and everything in between. It was always exciting for me when his new works were performed and released—I knew […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

Vox Satanae – Episode 369 This week we hear works by Henry Purcell, Johan Helmich Roman, Nicolas Dalayrac, P.D.Q. Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Gottfried Loewe, Claude Debussy, Gideon Klein, and Christopher Rouse with performances by Francis Grier, The English Concert, The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, Simon Preston, Karin Jonsson-Hazell, The Loewenguth Quartet, The New York Pick-Up Ensemble, Professor Peter Schickele, The Amadeus Quartet, Katherina Kammerloher, Eva Kirchner, Markus Marquardt, Bernhard Schneider, The Kölner Radio Chorus and Orchestra, Helmuth Froschauer, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet, The Hawthorne String Quartet, The Houston Symphony, and Christoph Eschenbach. Download […]