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Metropolis Symphony
Michael Daugherty
Zinman/ Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

The Metropolis Symphony evokes an American mythology that I discovered as an avid reader of comic books in the fifties and sixties. Each movement of the symphony-- which may be performed separately-- is a musical response to the myth of Superman. I have used Superman as a compositional metaphor in order to create an independent musical world that appeals to the imagination. The symphony is a rigorously structured, non-programmatic work, expresseing the energies, ambiguities, paradoxes, and wit of American popular culture.
--Michael Daugherty

"Metropolis Symphony is a celebration of the Superman comic book...bold, brash and irresistably inventive...Zinman and his orchestra rise mightily to the occasion in a display of unbridled virtuosity"
--Classical Pulse

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Tracks:

METROPOLIS SYMPHONY for orchestra
1.l. Lex
2.ll. Krypton
3.lll. Mxyptlk
4.lV. Oh, Lois!
5.V. Red Cape Tango

6.BIZARRO for symphonic winds and percussion


Herbert Greenberg, violin
Emily Controulis, Mark Sparks flutes.



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