Philip Glass
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1937-01-31
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Philip Glass

Philip Glass Biography (Wikipedia)

Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. His music is also often controversially described as minimal music, along with the work of the other "major minimalists" La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Steve Reich.

Glass has distanced himself from the "minimalist" label, describing himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures". Though his early mature music shares much with what is normally called "minimalist", he has since evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a "classicist", pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied such composers as Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Nadia Boulanger.

Glass has founded his namesake musical group, the Philip Glass Ensemble, with which he still performs on keyboards, and has written operas, musical theatre works, ten symphonies, eleven concertos, solo works, chamber music including seven string quartets and instrumental sonatas, and film scores. Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

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String Quartet no.5 - II 2nd mvt
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String Quartet no.5 - II 2nd mvt
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Etude No. 1
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Etude No. 1
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Metamorphosis for piano; Metamorphosis two
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Metamorphosis for piano; Metamorphosis two
Moondog
Be a Hobo and Go with Me
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Be a Hobo and Go with Me
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Opening from Glassworks
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Opening from Glassworks
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Mad Rush (BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season)
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Mad Rush (BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season)
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1937: Saint Sebastian
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1937: Saint Sebastian
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Mad rush for piano/organ
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Mad rush for piano/organ
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String Quartet No.3 'Mishima': 1st movement; 1957 - award montage
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String Quartet No.3 'Mishima': 1st movement; 1957 - award montage
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Kyoko's House
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Kyoko's House
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String Quartet #2, Company - Part 1 - 4
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String Quartet #2, Company - Part 1 - 4
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Temple of the Golden Pavillion
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Temple of the Golden Pavillion
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Akhnaten (Window of appearances)
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Akhnaten (Window of appearances)
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Wise Man
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Wise Man
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Heroes Symphony - Mvts: 1.Heroes / 5. Neukoln / 6. V2 Schneider
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Heroes Symphony - Mvts: 1.Heroes / 5. Neukoln / 6. V2 Schneider
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Movement II (Violin Concerto No.2, 'American Four Season')
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Movement II (Violin Concerto No.2, 'American Four Season')
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'Or a Wolf' (Music for the film 'Dracula')
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'Or a Wolf' (Music for the film 'Dracula')
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Act III, Scene 1: Trial/Prison
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Act III, Scene 1: Trial/Prison
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'Koyaanisqatsi' with original score by Philip Glass BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season
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Barbican, London
2017-01-28T18:43:28
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Jan
2017
'Koyaanisqatsi' with original score by Philip Glass BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season

'Koyaanisqatsi' with original score by Philip Glass BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season

15:00
Barbican, London

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29
Jan
Philip Glass, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Barbican Centre, London, UK

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