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Symphony No. 4 (Glass)

Symphony No. 4 ("Heroes") is a symphony composed by American composer Philip Glass in 1996 based on the album "Heroes" by David Bowie. Glass had based his earlier Symphony No. 1 on the David Bowie album Low.


The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, percussion, harp, piano, celesta and strings.

The symphony is in six movements:


"Heroes" Symphony
Studio album by
Recorded1996; Looking Glass Studios, NYC
LabelPoint Music
ProducerKurt Munkacsi, Michael Riesman

The album "Heroes" Symphony includes only the "Heroes" Symphony performed by American Composers Orchestra directed by Michael Riesman and conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Recorded and distributed by POINT Music record label, a joint venture of Euphorbia Productions Ltd and Philips Classics Productions, catalog number 454-388-2.

Track listing

  1. "Heroes" (5:53)[1]
  2. Abdulmajid (8:53)
  3. Sense of Doubt (7:20)
  4. Sons of the Silent Age (8:18)
  5. Neuköln (6:41)
  6. V2 Schneider (6:48)


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