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Born: 1949, BaltimoreBaltimore-born Christopher Rouse is one of today’s most prominent composers of orchestral music. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy, Rouse was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2002 and is on the faculty of the Juilliard School. Known for music ranging from anguished gravity to kinetic power, Rouse has always emphasized expression over technique.Further listening:Ku-Ka-Ilimoku for percussion quartet (1978)Eastman Percussion Ensemble (Koch)Symphony No. 1 (1986)Baltimore Symphony, Zinman (Nonesuch)Cello Concerto (1992-93)Yo-Yo Ma, Philadelphia Orchestra, Zinman (Sony)