Philip Glass
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1937-01-31
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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 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 a 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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Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes'
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Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes'
Philip Glass
Icarus at the Edge of Time
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Icarus at the Edge of Time
Philip Glass
Etude No. 1
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Etude No. 1
Philip Glass
'Hymn to the Sun' from Akhnaten
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'Hymn to the Sun' from Akhnaten
Philip Glass
Orion – Australia
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Orion – Australia
Philip Glass
String Quartet no.5 - II 2nd mvt
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String Quartet no.5 - II 2nd mvt
Philip Glass
Schneider
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Schneider
Philip Glass
String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima); mvt. IV: 1962-Body Building
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String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima); mvt. IV: 1962-Body Building
Philip Glass
String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima); mvt. I: 1957-Award Montage
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String Quartet No. 3 (Mishima); mvt. I: 1957-Award Montage
Philip Glass
Facades for 2 saxophones and strings
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Facades for 2 saxophones and strings
Philip Glass
Orphee Suite - 1. The Cafe
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Orphee Suite - 1. The Cafe
Philip Glass
Symphony No.4 'Heroes' - 2nd mvt 'Abdulmajid'
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Symphony No.4 'Heroes' - 2nd mvt 'Abdulmajid'
Philip Glass
Violin Concerto No. 1
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Violin Concerto No. 1

Violin Concerto No. 1

Performer
Piotr Plawner
Orchestra
Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
Conductor
Michal Klauza
Philip Glass
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
Philip Glass
Mad Rush (BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season)
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Mad Rush (BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season)
Bruckner Orchester Linz
Symphony no. 8 (feat. Dennis Russell Davies)
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Symphony no. 8 (feat. Dennis Russell Davies)
Philip Glass
1937: Saint Sebastian
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1937: Saint Sebastian
Philip Glass
Mad rush for piano/organ
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Mad rush for piano/organ
Philip Glass
String Quartet No.3 'Mishima': 1st movement; 1957 - award montage
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String Quartet No.3 'Mishima': 1st movement; 1957 - award montage
Philip Glass
Kyoko's House
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Kyoko's House
Philip Glass
String Quartet #2, Company - Part 1 - 4
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String Quartet #2, Company - Part 1 - 4
Philip Glass Ensemble, Philip Glass & Michael Riesman
Einstein on the Beach - Knee 5
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Einstein on the Beach - Knee 5
Philip Glass
Temple of the Golden Pavillion
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Temple of the Golden Pavillion
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Upcoming BBC Events

'Koyaanisqatsi' with original score by Philip Glass BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season
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Barbican, London
2017-01-28T02:42:59
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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

Upcoming Events

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

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