Philip Glass
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Philip Glass

Philip Glass Biography (Wikipedia)

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century. Glass's work has been described as minimal music, having similar qualities to other "minimalist" composers such as La Monte Young, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. Glass describes himself as a composer of "music with repetitive structures", which he has helped evolve stylistically.

Glass founded the Philip Glass Ensemble, with which he still performs on keyboards. He has written numerous operas and musical theatre works, twelve symphonies, eleven concertos, eight string quartets and various other chamber music, and film scores. Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

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Philip Glass Performances & Interviews


Philip Glass Tracks

Philip Glass
Violin Concerto No 1 (1st mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 (1st mvt)

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Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes'
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Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes'

Symphony No. 4, 'Heroes'

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Basel Symphony Orchestra
Philip Glass
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
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Double Concerto for Violin and Cello
Philip Glass
Violin Concerto No 1 (1st mvt)
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Violin Concerto No 1 (1st mvt)
Philip Glass
Akhnaten - opera in 3 acts
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Akhnaten - opera in 3 acts
Philip Glass
Truman Sleeps (The Truman Show)
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Truman Sleeps (The Truman Show)
Philip Glass
Mad Rush (BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season)
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Mad Rush (BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season)
Philip Glass
Satyagraha - opera in 3 acts: Act ?; Evening song
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Satyagraha - opera in 3 acts: Act ?; Evening song
Philip Glass
Aguas da Amazonia: No. 4, Amazon River
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Aguas da Amazonia: No. 4, Amazon River
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis one
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Metamorphosis one
Philip Glass
Etude No 2
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Etude No 2
Philip Glass
Music in similar motion for ensemble
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Music in similar motion for ensemble
Philip Glass
Company
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Company
Philip Glass
Metamorphosis two
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Metamorphosis two
Philip Glass
Akhnaten (Act 2: Dance)
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Akhnaten (Act 2: Dance)
Philip Glass
Opening From Mishima
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Opening From Mishima
Philip Glass
Opening (Glassworks)
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Opening (Glassworks)
Blondie
Heart Of Glass
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Heart Of Glass
Philip Glass
Aguas da Amazonia: No. 2, Xingu River
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Aguas da Amazonia: No. 2, Xingu River
Philip Glass
Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra (1st mvt - excerpt)
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Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra (1st mvt - excerpt)
Philip Glass
Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra (2nd mvt - excerpt)
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Tirol Concerto for piano and orchestra (2nd mvt - excerpt)
Philip Glass
Etude no. 2 for piano
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Etude no. 2 for piano
Philip Glass
Glassworks, opening
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Glassworks, opening
Philip Glass
String Quartet No 3, 'Mishima' (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 3, 'Mishima' (1st mvt)
Philip Glass
Akhnaten (Hymn to the Sun)
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Akhnaten (Hymn to the Sun)
Philip Glass
Protest from Sattagraha
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Protest from Sattagraha

Protest from Sattagraha

Performer
Douglas Perry and New York City Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Marco Beltrami
Fantastic 4 (2015) - Prelude
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Fantastic 4 (2015) - Prelude
Philip Glass
Ragas in a minor scale (Passages)
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Ragas in a minor scale (Passages)
Philip Glass
North Star (Étoile Polaire)
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North Star (Étoile Polaire)
Philip Glass
Closing From Mishima
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Closing From Mishima
Philip Glass
String Quartet no. 3 Mishima: I. 1957 Award Montage
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String Quartet no. 3 Mishima: I. 1957 Award Montage
Philip Glass
String Quartet no.5 - II 2nd mvt
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String Quartet no.5 - II 2nd mvt
Philip Glass
Echorus for 2 violins and strings
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Echorus for 2 violins and strings
Philip Glass
Etude No. 4
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Etude No. 4
Philip Glass
Why Does Somebody Have to Die? (The Hours)
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Why Does Somebody Have to Die? (The Hours)
Philip Glass
Serengeti (Jane - The Jane Goodall story)
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Serengeti (Jane - The Jane Goodall story)
Philip Glass
Dance from Akhnaten, Act 2 Scene 3 (excerpt)
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Dance from Akhnaten, Act 2 Scene 3 (excerpt)

Dance from Akhnaten, Act 2 Scene 3 (excerpt)

Orchestra
Orchestra of English National Opera
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Passages (excerpt)
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Passages (excerpt)
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Facades
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Facades
Philip Glass
Etude No.14 for piano
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Etude No.14 for piano
Philip Glass
Aguas da Amazonia - Madeira River
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Aguas da Amazonia - Madeira River
Philip Glass
Glassworks for ensemble/piano
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Glassworks for ensemble/piano
Philip Glass
Ange Des Orages
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Ange Des Orages
Philip Glass
'Heroes' Symphony: VI. V2 Schneider
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'Heroes' Symphony: VI. V2 Schneider
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Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: 'Koyaanisqatsi' with original score by Philip Glass
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Barbican, London
2017-01-28T23:58:14
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28
Jan
2017
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season: 'Koyaanisqatsi' with original score by Philip Glass

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

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Barbican, London

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