Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony & Deus Ex Machina
Mary Kathryn van Osdale, Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Giancarlo Guerrero
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Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of Superman's first appearance in the comics, Metropolis Symphony has been performed by orchestras all over the world. Hailed by the London Times as a "Symphonie Fantastique for our times", Metropolis Symphony is a musical response to the myth of Superman, expressing the energies, ambiguities, paradoxes, and wit of American popular culture.