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Philip Glass "In the Spirit"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Composer Philip Glass discusses “In the Spirit,” a benefit concert for the Garrison Institute, at Town Hall. The concert features the New York premiere of “Songs of Milarepa,” by Glass; as well as sacred music from the Renaissance; Mandingo kora music from Gambia, West Africa; Sufi music of the Middle East, and Wu Man performing Chinese traditional music and original music by Glass.

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Web Chat: Philip Glass and Jim James

Monday, February 11, 2013

Composer Philip Glass and My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James conduct a short interview via Twitter. 

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A Conversation with Philip Glass

Friday, September 14, 2012

In 1976, Philip Glass was an unknown composer — almost pushing 40, and driving a taxi to make ends meet — when he got his break: a new work performed at New York’s echt-prestigious Metropolitan Opera House. Einstein on the Beach was directed by Robert Wilson, a key figure ...

Bonus Track: Kurt’s extended conversation with Philip Glass

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Artistic Achievement
Philip Glass' Einstein on the Beach
Knee Play 2

Monday, September 10, 2012

The Robert Wilson/Philip Glass collaboration Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts is widely recognized as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century. As the production returns to BAM this fall as part of the institution’s 150th anniversary, Q2 Music is pleased to present An ...

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Philip Glass at 75

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Philip Glass might be the most popular classical music composer of our time.  Sure, he changed the way we think of the words “opera” and “classical composer.” But he’s also been courted by Hollywood, parodied on “South Park,” and used as an answer on “Jeopardy.”  Philip Glass turns 75 today, and he spends part of his birthday with us, including a peek at his newest recording, the Symphony #9.

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Philip Glass on "Satyagraha"

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Philip Glass talks about his opera "Satyagraha," playing at the Metropolitan Opera in the first revival of Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch’s innovative 2008 production. Based on the life of Gandhi, it explores his enduring philosophy of non-violent resistance. Satyagraha is the second part of Glass’s famous trilogy of operas about important historical figures, which also includes "Einstein on the Beach" (1976) and "Akhnaten" (1983).

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Songs and Poems

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Composer Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter present Glass's major seven-movement work for solo cello, "Songs and Poems" for this edition of New Sounds. The pieces are intense, dark, and beautiful, at times reminiscent of Bach and but also steeped in the romantics. There is definitely an awareness of using ...

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Philip Glass

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Philip Glass is often associated with musical minimalism, but it’s another “ism” to which the composer may feel a closer connection: Buddhism. From his visits to India in the 1960s to his soundtrack to the film Kundun (about the young Dalai Lama coming of age and escaping Tibet) to co-founding ...

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Songs and Poems

Monday, June 22, 2009

Composer Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter present Glass's major new seven-movement work for solo cello, "Songs and Poems" for this edition of New Sounds. The pieces are intense, dark, and beautiful, at times reminiscent of Bach and but also steeped in the romantics. There is definitely an awareness of ...

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Philip Glass: The Glass Box

Monday, December 22, 2008

Philip Glass, one of the most influential modern composers, is often described as a minimalist – but he prefers to call himself of a composer of “music with repetitive structures." He talks about a new box set retrospective of his work called "The Glass Box."

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Old-Time Eats

Monday, December 22, 2008

A 1935 WPA project assigned out-of-work writers to report on American regional cuisine. Find out what Americans were eating in the 1930s - from fish fries to chitlin feasts! Also, Philip Glass on a new box set retrospective of his music. Hear the history of scrapbooking in America. Plus: a ...

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Heart of Glass

Monday, September 29, 2008

Philip Glass has been making music for more than 40 years and he is one of the country’s best-known living composers. He has done operas, symphonies, and film scores, like those for "The Hours" and "The Truman Show," and has still managed to remain controversial. Glass joins us in light ...

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Songs and Poems

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Composer Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter present Glass's major new seven-movement work for solo cello, "Songs and Poems" for this edition of New Sounds. The pieces are intense, dark, and beautiful, at times reminiscent of Bach and but also steeped in the romantics. There is definitely an awareness of ...

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Choreographer Molissa Fenley and Composer Philip Glass

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Choreographer Molissa Fenley and composer Philip Glass talk about their creative collaboration. Fenley is presenting several of her works (including the world premiere of her dance “Calculus and Politics,” set to the music of Harry Partch) at the Joyce Theatre.

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Caregivers

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Millions of Americans are responsible for taking care of ill family members. We look into the challenges and rewards of being a caregiver. Also: the bronze panels from Florence that changed the direction of the Italian Renaissance. Choreographer Molissa Fenley and composer Philip Glass. And Al and Larry Ubell take ...

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Space

Monday, October 22, 2007

We ponder our insignificant place in the universe, and boldly go after stories of romance & cynicism in Outer Space.

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