Michael Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony

Michael Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony

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by Giancarlo Guerrero
     
 

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,See more details below

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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. Deus ex Machina is a piano concerto inspired by trains of the future and past: "Fast Forward" re-creates the machine-like rhythms of modern trains admired by the Italian futurists; "Train of Tears" recalls Abraham Lincoln's funeral train; "Night Steam" evokes O. Winston Link's historic photographs of steam locomotives rumbling and whistling their way into extinction. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/2009
Label:
Naxos American
UPC:
0636943963524
catalogNumber:
8559635
Rank:
156436

Tracks

  1. Metropolis Symphony, for orchestra  - Michael Daugherty  - Mary Kathryn Van Osdale  -  Nashville Symphony  - Giancarlo Guerrero  - Erik Gratton  - Terrence Wilson  - Ann Richards  - Ann Richards
  2. Deus Ex Machina, for piano & orchestra  - Michael Daugherty  -  Nashville Symphony  - Giancarlo Guerrero  - Terrence Wilson

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