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Philip Glass

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States (1937 – present)

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States) is an American composer.
His music is frequently described as , though he prefers to describe himself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures”. Although his early, mature music is minimalist, he has evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a “classicist”, pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Nadia Boulanger. He is considered to be one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, and is described by his biographer, Tim Page, as “the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music — simultaneously.”

Glass is a prolific composer: He has written works for his own musical group which he founded, the Philip Glass Ensemble (for which he still performs on keyboards), as well as operas, musical theater works, nine symphonies, eight concertos, solo works, string quartets, and film scores. His film scores include the “Qatsi” trilogy by director Godfrey Reggio (“Koyaanisqatsi”, “Powaqqatsi” and “Naqoyqatsi”), Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun”, Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” and Stephen Daldry’s “The Hours,” in addition to a number of operas (“Einstein on the Beach” and “Satyagraha”) and the quintessention of the minimalist tradition with “Music in Twelve Parts.” Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards.

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  • cadavreflex

    A muse who wields a hammer containing the might of the listener's 'verse.

    16 Jul 8:47pm Reply
  • YOUR_MORONIC

    YANNI WANNABE!

    8 Jul 8:37pm Reply
  • lerastrupp

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mraed

    22 Jun 8:19pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    this is just awful in fact...

    16 Jun 10:09pm Reply
  • Spelendora

    grid

    10 Jun 11:30pm Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    very overrated.

    8 Jun 10:31pm Reply
  • DrFerdy

    Lionel Messi me devolvió el placer de ver fútbol. Philip Glass me ha devuelto las ganas de escuchar y de componer música que tenía en otra época. Gracias a ambos.¡Genios!

    8 Jun 6:27am Reply
  • NanneTolsma

    usually I don't ask for a download but my dad is really sick and a big fan of Philip Glass' Violin concerto no 2. Unfortunately only available in the USA, the time (and costs) it takes to arrive here are pretty high. Would really appreciate it if someone could give me a link by pm, he will most certainly enjoy it.

    13 May 9:07pm Reply
  • act_vi

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    29 Apr 12:45pm Reply
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    لعنت بهت آخه به چیا فک میکنی تو که اینجوری مینویسی لعنتی...

    7 Apr 12:02am Reply
  • JOJOKYRA

    My life this days seem so pointless, I feel lost and depress and I want to live just to hear it again - Akhnaten.

    11 Mar 10:25pm Reply
  • Sunzy

    Ah, Koyaanisqatsi!

    26 Feb 11:41pm Reply
  • Sr_Jones

    22 Feb 9:44pm Reply
  • fireicicle

    Thank you, Philip.

    20 Feb 12:11am Reply
  • bonalessai

    تولدت مبارک دوباره دوباره مو به تن ما سیخ کن

    4 Feb 9:08pm Reply
  • act_vi

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHILIP GLASS

    1 Feb 10:53pm Reply
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    31 Jan 2:27pm Reply
  • Rockarnold

    I love it solo.

    21 Jan 1:10am Reply
  • mvjstrikes

    concert of the sixth sun is beautiful

    1 Jan 8:24pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Where do I start?

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
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