In honor of Philip Glass's 70th birthday year, the music critics of the New York Times recently published their list of essential recordings of minimalist music. The list unleashed a heated debate on the Internet, with some bloggers attacking the list for its omissions and biases. Today, we debate the minimalist canon with Kyle Gann, composer and former Village Voice music critic; and Steve Smith, classical music critic at the New York Times and music editor of Time Out New York.
Weigh in: Who is your favorite minimalist composer? What's your favorite minimalist recording?