A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Christopher Rouse

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February 15, 1949: Christopher Chapman Rouse is born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
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April 5, 1980: Mitternachtslieder for voice and chamber ensemble by Christopher Rouse (31) to words of Trakl, is performed for the first time, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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May 9, 1981: The Infernal Machine for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (32) is performed for the first time, in Evian, France.  See 25 October 1986.
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April 8, 1983: Rotae Passionis for chamber ensemble by Christopher Rouse (34) is performed for the first time, in Boston.
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November 10, 1983: Morpheus for cello by Christopher Rouse (34) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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November 15, 1984: Gorgon for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (35) is performed for the first time, in Rochester, New York.
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October 15, 1985: Lares Hercii for violin and harpsichord by Christopher Rouse (36) is performed for the first time, in Rochester, New York.
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October 25, 1986: Phantasmata for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (37) is performed for the first time, in St. Louis.  The second movement, The Infernal Machine, has been performed already, on 9 May 1981.
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January 8, 1987: Phaethon for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (37) is performed for the first time, at the Philadelphia Academy of Music.
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January 21, 1988: Symphony no.1 by Christopher Rouse (37) is performed for the first time, in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore.
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October 17, 1988: Artemis for brass quintet by Christopher Rouse (39) is performed for the first time, in Bartlett Chapel of Yale University.
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October 27, 1989: Iscariot for chamber orchestra by Christopher Rouse (40) is performed for the first time, in Ordway Music Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, John Adams (42) conducting.
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November 28, 1990: Concerto per corde by Christopher Rouse (41) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.  It is a reworking of his String Quartet no.2.
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November 7, 1991: Karolju for chorus and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (42), to his own words, is performed for the first time, in Baltimore.
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July 12, 1992: Concerto for violin and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (43) is performed for the first time, in Aspen, Colorado.
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December 30, 1992: Concerto for trombone and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (43) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.  The work will win a Pulitzer Prize.  See 13 April 1993.
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April 13, 1993: Christopher Rouse (43) wins a Pulitzer Prize for his Concerto for trombone and orchestra.  See 30 December 1992.
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January 26, 1994: Concerto for cello and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (44) is performed for the first time, in Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.
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October 27, 1994: Concerto for flute and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (45) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall, Detroit.
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March 4, 1995: Symphony no.2 by Christopher Rouse (46) is performed for the first time, in Jones Hall, Houston.
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February 14, 1996: Valentine for flute by Christopher Rouse is performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York, on the eve of the composer's 47th birthday.
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February 14, 1996: New works are performed for the first time, in Merkin Concert Hall, New York:  Valentine Piece for flute and little bell by Henryk Górecki (62), Valentine Trills for flute by Joan Tower (57), and Valentine for flute by Christopher Rouse on the eve of his 47th birthday.
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May 9, 1996: Envoi for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (47) is performed for the first time, in Atlanta.
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December 6, 1996: Compline for flute, clarinet, harp, and string quartet by Christopher Rouse (47) is performed for the first time, in Alice Tully Hall, New York.
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August 24, 1997: Three works are performed for the first time, in Jordan Hall, Boston:  New Goldberg Variations for cello and piano by Peter Schickele (62), Goldberg Variations II for cello by Christopher Rouse (48), and Fancy on a Bach Air for cello by John Corigliano (59).
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December 4, 1997: Holiday Song for children's chorus by Christopher Rouse (48) is performed for the first time, in Lincoln Center, New York.
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January 6, 1999: Kabir Padavali for soprano and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (49), to words of Kabir, is performed for the first time, in Mineapolis.
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May 6, 1999: Seeing for piano and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (50) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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January 2, 2000: Concert de Gaudi for guitar and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (50) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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May 5, 2000: Rapture for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (51) is performed for the first time, in Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh.
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May 5, 2001: Rapturedux for eight cellos by Christopher Rouse (52) is performed for the first time, in Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England.
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May 17, 2001: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (52) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall, Chicago.
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May 7, 2003: The Nevill Feast for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (54) is performed for the first time, in Symphony Hall, Boston.
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February 10, 2006: Friandises, a ballet by Christopher Rouse (57) to a choreography of Martins, is performed for the first time, at the New York State Theatre, New York.
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March 25, 2007: Requiem for bass-baritone, children's chorus, chorus, and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (58) is performed for the first time, in Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles.
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February 10, 2008: Symphony no.5 by Christopher Rouse (67) is performed for the first time, in Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas.
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August 1, 2008: Concerto for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (59) is performed for the first time, in Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, California.
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February 5, 2009: Concerto for oboe and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (59) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.
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February 10, 2010: Odna Zhizn for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (60) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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June 18, 2010: String Quartet no.3 by Christopher Rouse (61) is performed for the first time, in New Haven, Connecticut.
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May 5, 2011: Symphony no.3 by Christopher Rouse (62) is performed for the first time, in Powell Symphony Hall, St. Louis.
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December 20, 2012: Heimdall's Trumpet for trumpet and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (63) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, Chicago.
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April 17, 2013: Prospero's Rooms for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (65) is performed for the first time, in Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh.
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April 4, 2014: Supplica for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (65) is performed for the first time, in Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh.
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June 5, 2014: Symphony no.4 by Christopher Rouse (65) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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October 9, 2014: Thunderstruck for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (65) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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April 14, 2016: Processional for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (67) is performed for the first time, in the Music Center at Strathmore, Baltimore.
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November 17, 2016: Concerto for organ and orchestra by Christopher Rouse (67) is performed for the first time, in Verizon Hall, Philadelphia.
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November 30, 2017: Berceuse Infinie for orchestra by Christopher Rouse (68) is performed for the first time, in Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore.