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GLASS: Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes' / The Light

Composer(s)Glass, Philip
Artist(s) Alsop, Marin, Conductor • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.559325
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
 
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Although he remains best known for the works he wrote for his own ensemble, orchestral music has been at the forefront of Philip Glass’ activities for much of the last two decades. Having achieved success in 1993 with his Low Symphony, a reworking of David Bowie and Brian Eno’s classic rock album Low, three years later Glass repeated the experiment with another Bowie/Eno collaboration, Heroes, an album that drew its inspiration from the then-divided city of Berlin. The six movements of Heroes Symphony function as independent pieces that between them build into a self-sufficient musical work. The Light has its inspiration in a very different source: the Michelson-Morley experiment confirming the uniform speed of light. Seeking a musical corollary, Glass’ piece has an expressive

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GLASS: Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes' / The Light 1:10:09   
  The Light 23:43       
  Symphony No. 4, "Heroes"          
      I. Heroes 7:24       
      II. Abdulmajid 9:19       
      III. Sense of Doubt 7:57       
      IV. Sons of the Silent Age 7:36       
      V. Neukoln 6:48       
      VI. V2 Schneider 7:22       
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