Symphony No. 4 “Heroes”
Music by Philip Glass from the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno.
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Heroes, like the Low Symphony of several years ayo, is based on the work of Bowie and Eno. In a series of innovative recordings made in the late 70’s, David and Brian combined influences from world music, experimental avant-garde, and rock and roll and thereby redefined the future of popular music.
The continuing influence of these works has secured their stature as part of the new “classics” of our time. Just as composers of the past have turned to music of their time to fashion new works, the work of Bowie and Eno became an inspiration and point of departure of symphonies of my own.
— Philip Glass
Dunvagen Music Publishers
"Heroes" Symphony at ChesterNovello.com
Symphony No. 1 "Low"
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 3
Symphony No. 5 (Choral)
Symphony No. 6 "Plutonian Ode"
Symphony No.4 "Heroes"
Philip Glass — The Symphonies
"Heroes" and "Low" Symphonies on Universal
"Heroes" Symphony on Point Music
The World of Philip Glass on Decca