Sep 26, 2019
The classical music world was rocked this week by the passing of the American composer Christopher Rouse. Rouse was one of the most powerful voices of our time, writing music that combined visceral energy with deep emotional intensity. Chris was also a friend of mine, and as an homage, I wanted to give you a tour of his music this week. There are very few composers who could write convincing music about topics as diverse as tragedy, violence, spiritual bliss, and Led Zeppelin, and Chris was one of them.