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Philip Glass: "Heroes" Symphony (from the music of David Bowie & Brian Eno)

American Composers Orchestra & Dennis Russell Davies

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Album Review

Like Low before it, Heroes was one of David Bowie's most experimental and avant-garde records, so it made sense that Philip Glass would follow the Low Symphony with the "Heroes" Symphony, adapting Bowie and Brian Eno's original, minimalistic synthesized sketches for full orchestra. Surprisingly, Glass' arrangements and orchestrations — including charting the title track for a big band — are less adventurous than the original recordings, which actually robs the music of its impact. However, the new arrangements emphasize the icy allure of the original compositions, and the shimmering, glassy textures sound coldly beautiful. Nevertheless, the "Heroes" Symphony doesn't quite hold together as an actual symphony, but it remains an intriguing listen, even if it is a disarmingly unchallenging one.

Biography

Formed: 1977

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Specializing in performing symphonic works strictly by American composers, the American Composers Orchestra was originally conceived in 1975 by composer Francis Thorne and conductor Dennis Russell Davies. Realizing that the majority of American-based orchestras failed to play works composed by Americans, the duo set out to correct the problem on their own. With Davies serving as the orchestra's principal conductor and music advisor, composer Nicolas Roussakis and conductor/flutist Paul Lustig Dunkel...
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