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Glass: Heroes Symphony; The Light - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop (conductor)
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  1. The Light, for orchestra
  2. Symphony No. 4 ("Heroes"), for orchestra
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The Heroes Symphony of Philip Glass is one of two symphonies he wrote based on albums by David Bowie (the other is the Low Symphony). This recording by Marin Alsop, one of Britain's (and now America's) most talked-about conductors, suggests that the idea has been successful enough to move beyond the usual Glass orbit and into conventional symphonic repertory. Glass has always had a strong following among pop listeners, and part of the interest of these compositions lies in the unique crossover terrain they explore -- ...