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   "Low" Symphony



Год издания : 1993

Компания звукозаписи : Point music

Музыкальный стиль : Minimalism

Время звучания : 42:34

Код CD : DP 4512 438 150-2

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Classics (Modern Classics)      

Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra

When Philip Glass announced his next work would be based on works from the classic Brian Eno/David Bowie album Low, critics assumed that Glass was running out of ideas and that he'd just run some of his patented major-scale runs underneath some recognizable pop music, another example of that darned modern music trying to be cool like rock. But Low Symphony actually works (and haven't classical composers always copped melodies from popular tunes?), with Glass focusing on three pieces and exploring and expanding on the ideas within. The opening, "Subterraneans," maintains the meandering but tense feel of the original. When percussion builds in the mix, it suggests a resolution, but none comes. The middle movement is more of a revelation, based on a bonus track, "Some Are," that only made it to the Rykodisc pressings of Low. The original was more of a sketch, a half-whispered song backed by minimal piano and atmospherics. Glass resurrects this song and whips it into a forceful, stirring number that makes the pulse race. Listeners unfamiliar with Bowie's album may think it started out as an anthem. Finally, "Warszawa" returns to replicating the original track, transcribing Bowie's vocal for cello, bringing out a melody similar to Prokofiev. Highly listenable compositions that do not pander to either side of the pop/classical divide.

All Music Guide

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The "Low" Symphony, composed in the spring of 1992, is based on the record "Low" by David Bowie and Brian Eno first released in 1977. The record consisted of a number of songs and instrumentals and used techniques which wre similar to procedures used by composers working in new and experimental music.

As such, this record was widely appreciated by musicians working both in the field of "pop" music and in experimental muxi and was a landmark work of that period. I've taken themes from three of the instrumentals on the record and, combining them with material of my own, have used them as a basis of three movements of the Symphony. Movement one comes from "Subterraneans", movement two from "Some Are", and movement three from "Warszawa"

My approach was to treat the themes very much as if they were my own and allow their transformations to follow my own compositional bent when possible. In practice, however, Bowie and Eno's music certainly influenced how I worked, leading me to sometimes surprising musical conclusions. in the end I think I arrived at something of a real collaboration between my music and theirs.

- Philip Glass

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The "Low" Symphony, composed in the Spring of 1992, is based on the record "Low" by David Bowie and Brian Eno first released in 1977. The record consisted of a number of songs and instrumentals and used techniques which were similar to procedures used by composers working in new and experimental music. As such, this record was widely appreciated by musicians working both in the field of "pop" music and in experimental music and was a landmark work of that period.

I've taken themes from three of the instrumentals on the record and, combining them with material of my own, have used them as the basis of three movements of the Symphony. Movement one comes from "Subterraneans," movement two from "Some Are" and movement three from "Warszawa."

My approach was to treat the themes very much as if they were my own and allow their transformations to follow my own compositional bent when possible. In practice, however, Bowie and Eno's music certainly influenced how I worked, leading me to sometimes surprising musical conclusions. In the end I think I arrived at something of a real collaboration between my music and theirs.

- Philip Glass (New York City, 1992)


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   1 Subterraneans         0:15:12 Bowie, Eno, Glass - (From Low Symphony)
   2 Some Are         0:11:21 -"-
   3 Warszawa         0:16:01 -"-

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 T   'щелкнуть' - переход к тексту композиции.

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