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.
"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"
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