Rouse' Trombone Concerto won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. There are two recordings of it, this one and a BIS recording with Christian Lindberg as soloist. Both of these are excellent, though I'd perhaps give this RCA CD the edge because of the playing of Joseph Alessi, for whom the concerto was written. Like many of Rouse's works, this is a dark and somber meditation on death, and it is deeply, deeply moving. "Iscariot" is also a very distrubing piece. And then there's "Gorgon," which HAS to be one of the wildest, loudest pieces of music ever composed. It's a crazy, rollercoaster ride of a work, a great test for anyone's audio system. The performances are all first-rate, and the music is profoundly important.