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Richard Whitehouse
Gramophone, October 2019

Rouse’s most quixotic concerto (for violin) coupled with his most straightforward (for percussion), along with the most accessible among his orchestral pieces, in what is an excellent introduction to this composer. © 2019 Gramophone

David Hurwitz, September 2019

Cho-Liang Lin clearly believes in the piece, as well he should, and delivers a polished and expressive performance—and you couldn’t ask for better accompaniments than those offered by Leif Segerstam and the Helsinki Philharmonic. Rapture offers conductor and orchestra 12-plus minutes of their own in the spotlight, and they make the most of it in music that delivers exactly what the title promises. Gorgeous sonics top off yet another superb disc of contemporary music… © 2019 Read complete review

Andrew Quint
Fanfare, November 2004

The Ondine CD programs three substantial and musically nourishing pieces by Christopher Rouse (b. 1949), one of America’s most energetically creative compositional voices.

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