"Philip Glass and John Corigliano are both regarded as classical composers first and foremost despite their work for the cinema. But both, as Jed Distler found out, find that the lines between classical and film music are by no means clear-cut."
Track: String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima,” VI. Mishima/Closing | Artist: Philip Glass (performed by The Catalyst Quartet Read more...
"The canon of musical minimalism tends to be set in stone, carved like Mount Rushmore: Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, La Monte Young. It's solid, immovable, but the lineup has long lacked for figures who are under-acknowledged or under-appreciated - most notably Tony Conrad." Jennifer Lucy Allan fills us in.
The 2017-18 season, announced today, will include the Philip Glass Double Concerto for two pianos. It will be the first time, Mr Glass tweets, that the Philharmonic has played a work by New York’s best-known composer. Philip Glass has just turned 80. Carnegie Hall celebrated the event. But the New York Phil just walked on by.
From industrial to rustic Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have something like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. Show More Summary
Steve Reich and John Adams have been more innovative; Michael Nyman writes Hollywood film scores, too. But Glass is the one who gets name-checked in Gilmore Girls and made fun of on The Simpsons and South Park. Why is this? Dan Ruccia has an explanation. (It's not because of Cousin Ira.)
"As WNYC's Sara Fishko tells us in this Fishko Files, Glass's time away from America in the '60s was central to his music, as he encountered a pair of powerful influences." (audio)
Dec. 29, 1924. Washington, D.C. "Mr. & Mrs. Philip Mason Sears." Massachusetts politician Sears (1899-1973) married Zilla MacDougall on his 25th birthday. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.
Photo: Steve Pyke Philip Glass turned eighty years old today. A celebration was held at Carnegie Hall tonight, a concert by the Bruckner Symphony Linz, led longtime Glass collaborator conductor Dennis Russell Davies in the premiere of the composer’s Eleventh Symphony and Three Yoruba Songs (with vocalist Angélique Kidjo). In Nashville tonight, I’m not hearing […]
Glass, responding to a question: "I’ve done quite a few operas, and probably close to a third to a half of them have political themes. It’s only really in the opera house, or in the theater, and sometimes in the dance hall, that the composer can initiate a discussion about social justice and politics. Mostly, […]
The composer will debut a new symphony for his 80th birthday.
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From Fiona Maddocks’ interview with the new octogenarian, Philip Glass: After Einstein on the Beach I went back to driving a New York cab. I didn’t mind that. It was interesting work. I didn’t have an agent. I ran all the business side of it and the box office myself. I enjoyed it. I grew […]
Leading contemporary composer Philip Glass is celebrating his 80th birthday with a season that will bring a range of his music to Carnegie Hall, the venue announced Wednesday. Unveiling its 2017-18 season, the venerated New York concert...Show More Summary
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A new exhibition explores how Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams created a uniquely American sound.
Philip Glass's opera The Trial receives its Scottish premiere at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow tonight (24 January 2017) when Scottish Opera perform the work. The opera is a co-commission and co-production with Music Theatre Wales, the Royal Opera and Theater Magdeburg. Show More Summary
At least, they don't believe he writes symphonies. "But I’m premiering Symphony No 11 in a couple of weeks.... Maybe I do too many things."
Two weeks before the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz departs on its third US tour with conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the composer Philip Glass has been writing against the clock to change the ending of his new 11th symphony. It is scheduled for premiere at Carnegie Hall on January 31, the composer’s 80th birthday. ‘In rehearsal,’ […]
And that would explain why he's managed to produce more than 30 of them - in particular the chamber operas he writes between major commissions. "I've found that experimental theatre companies are prepared to take on these things, and it is a handy form to work in, not requiring huge budgets."