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Michael Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony & Deus ex Machina
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Really evocative music--makes you create a movie in your mind as you listen.
"Krypton" opens with a police siren, then darkly ominous strings, very realistically captured fire bells, triangles and other percussive materials.
In conclusion if your an avid fan of the Man of Tomorrow and classical music like I am, I highly recommend this CD.
This CD features the Metropolis Symphony and Deus ex Machina composed by contemporary American composer Michael Daugherty. Read morePublished 2 months ago by crkkos
Innovative classical album. Maybe not for everyone but definately for me, a solid five stars.Published 7 months ago by Katherine Endicott
Really evocative music--makes you create a movie in your mind as you listen.Published 8 months ago by J. Burke
Naxos specializes in the less often recorded repertory. Naxos produces some of the BEST recordings available. Would recommend to anyone!Published on February 28, 2013 by Leslie W. Smith
What makes this symphony so unique is that it wasn't written for any Superman movie or tv show, it sprang from one man's love for the Man of Steel. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Autumn M.
Driving along listening to NPR and this gorgeous music came forth. What is that? Have only heard it once sitting quietly and will do again post haste. Read morePublished on June 3, 2011 by Oren Hays
I bought this after listening to a review on NPR about it's Grammy nomination.
Oh well - so much for the Grammys.
This is a lot of fun. If you like modern composers such as John Adams (Short Ride in a fast machine) and Jennifer Higdon (Blue Cathedral & Concerto for Orchestra), You'll like... Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Stephen L. Wright
Miserably failed... I expected to hear a great American composer of the new generation. Instead, all what we have there is an aptly compiled set of percussion tricks with some... Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by Alexei Kireyev