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Rouse, C.: Flute Concerto - Symphony No. 2 - Rapture (Bezaly, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gilbert)

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Excellent CD!

Excellent CD!! Rouse is a very talented and exciting composer. Bezaly performs his Flute Concerto wonderfully. The Royal Stockholm Phil. is first rate as well. My only complaint is the microphone placement for the Flute Concerto as the breaths are quite audible. Doesn't hurt the recording though.

Mediocre Stuff

Rouse alternates between aimless noodling and grand hymn-like or percussive statements appearing out of nowhere and ending up in the same place. The whole thing smacks of competent mediocrity. If you like this sort of thing go for Rautavaara or Kancheli: they at least have something compelling to say and can make more than one sound. If Rouse's music were a beverage, it would be lukewarm tea with milk.

Biography

Genre: Classical

In 2009 Alan Gilbert became the first native New Yorker ever to become music director of the New York Philharmonic. At 42, he was among the youngest ever, as well. Gilbert has led both concert and operatic performances and briefly served as an assistant concertmaster in Santa Fe. Though his repertory is broad, he has programmed much contemporary music, often by American composers. Indeed, in his debut at the Met he led an acclaimed performance of John Adams' Doctor Atomic, and he has conducted concert...
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