Philip Glass

Philip Glass


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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
January 31, 1937

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Philip Glass is a three-time Academy Award-nominated American classical music composer. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century and is widely acknowledged as a composer who has brought art music to the public (along with precursors such as Richard Strauss, Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein).

His music is described asminimalist, from which he distanced himself in being a composer of "music with repetitive structures". Although his early, mature music is minimalist, he has evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as "Classicist", trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert.

Glass is a prolific composer: he has written ensembl
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Music By Philip Glass

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Solo Piano

4.62 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Complete piano etudes

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Philip Glass: The Piano Col...

4.33 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2010
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The Hours

4.29 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Opera On The Beach

4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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1000 Airplanes on the Roof:...

4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1989
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Akhnaten: An Opera in Three...

4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1993
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Palabras sin música

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“If you don't know what to do, there's actually a chance of doing something new.”
Philip Glass, Words Without Music: A Memoir

“You practice and you get better. It’s very simple.”
Philip Glass

“The point was that the world of music—its language, beauty, and mystery—was already urging itself on me. Some shift had already begun. Music was no longer a metaphor for the real world somewhere out there. It was becoming the opposite. The “out there” stuff was the metaphor and the real part was, and is to this day, the music.”
Philip Glass, Words Without Music: A Memoir

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