Notes & Reviews:
Orange Mountain Music presents a new recording by the Basel Sinfonieorchester of Philip Glass's Symphony No.4 "Heroes" based on the music of David Bowie & Brian Eno. Composed in 1996, Glass took his departure from Bowie and Eno's beautiful melodies in crafting a six-movement, forty-four minute symphony. This new recording conducted by Glass champion Dennis Russell Davies presents a shimmering rendition of this attractive and accessible work.
American Record Guide, January/February 2015
For all I know, that's how this new recording was done. I can say, however, that the Basel Symphony sounds considerably more assured than Bournemouth, that the sound quality is considerably better than the Naxos, and that Davies's tempos are often more stately than Alsop's - which I think is quite effective. Davies makes an excellent case for it, and the high quality of the recording makes me more inclined to keep listening and thinking about it.
Recording information: Musiksaal, Stadt-Casino, Basel (09/10/2012/09/12/2012).
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Works DetailsGlass, Philip : Heroes Symphony
- Conductor: Dennis Davies
- Ensemble: Basel Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Musiksaal, Stadt-Casino, Basel (09/10/2012/09/12/2012)
- Running Time: 49 min. 33 sec.
- Period Time: Contemporary
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1997