PHILIP GLASS (b.1937): Heroes Symphony, The Light.
Catalogue Number: 02I072
Description: Heroes (1996) was Glass' second adaptation of songs from a David Bowie/Brian Eno album into a symphony, here a 46-minute work featuring six of the 1977 album's ten songs. The Light (1987), inspired by an early 20th-century experiment confirming the uniform speed of light, is a 24-minute exercise in minimalist acceleration and deceleration. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop.