Philip Glass - Bowie Symphonies

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David Bowie’s musical gifts continue to materialize three years after his death.

Recently Philip Glass completed his third and final symphony based on the last of three consecutive studio albums Bowie recorded with Brian Eno while he was living in Berlin: Low, released in 1977, Heroes (1977) and Lodger (1979). The three works are collectively called the Berlin Trilogy. The two artists had been friends and mutual admirers for years. Glass says Bowie “had always wanted more of a collaboration with me. He didn’t like something that just sounded like him… but in this instance I think this would’ve been what he likes. It’s his words and my music, and how they go together. This was the collaboration that he dreamed of.

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