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.
- Philip Glass in Nine Partshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rt6xb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rt6xb.jpg2015-05-25T23:01:00.000ZComposer Philip Glass talks about his music, audience and influences.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02rt6xl
Philip Glass in Nine Parts
- Philip Glass Extended Interviewhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rns6m.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02rns6m.jpg2015-05-24T22:00:00.000ZWatch the full interview with Philip Glass recorded at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgowhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02rny2x
Philip Glass Extended Interview
- Philip Glass: Symphony No. 10 - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-11-08T15:47:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Philip Glass' Symphony No. 10.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01l85k6
Philip Glass: Symphony No. 10 - Preview Clip
- Philip Glass discusses his life and musichttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021bd8b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021bd8b.jpg2012-03-21T12:00:00.000ZPhilip Glass joins Donald Macleod to discuss his life and musichttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021bd9q
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