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Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: January 31, 1937

Philip Glass, early protagonist of the Minimalist movement, studied with Milhaud and Nadia Boulanger. His first job, assisting Ravi Shankar on a film soundtrack, heralded the start of his own successful cinema career, and to date he has scored over fifty movies. Early works tended to be abstract, but from the mid-1970s his attention shifted towards the stage. His first operatic triumph, Einstein on the Beach, did much to reinvigorate the international contemporary opera scene. Profoundly interested in traditional cultures, Glass often draws on Eastern traditions, as in Monsters of Grace (1997), a multimedia collaboration based on the writings of Rumi....
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Music

Featured recording “Visitors”

Visitors

Orange Mountain Music
2013
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    Philip Glass: The Photographer

    Music On Vinyl
    2014
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    Visitors

    Orange Mountain Music
    2013
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    Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

    Nonesuch Records
    2012
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    Les Regrets - Bande Originale Du Film

    Igloo
    2009
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    Philip Glass: Glass Box - A Nonesuch Retrospective

    Nonesuch Records
    2008
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