$1 million is the ask Most architecture enthusiasts will know the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s modernist masterpiece in the midcentury-modern haven of New Canaan, Connecticut. Much less known, however, is the Booth House in rural Bedford, New York, Johnson’s first commission and a project that would inform his major works to come. Show More Summary
Phelim McDermott's English National Opera production - starring a naked nude Anthony Roth Costanzo - of the Philip Glass opera about the iconoclastic pharaoh won for best new opera production, while conductor Mark Wigglesworth - who stormed away from the ENO's music directorship in March of last year to protest funding cuts - was honored […]
Robert Hurwitz regularly wears a suit to the kinds of musical events not too many others do. He wore one, though tieless, to an extraordinary concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday, a celebration of Nonesuch Records featuring the likes of John Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Pat...
This home's story began with Philip Johnson, a famous architect who was known for his iconic glass houses and his work in modern and post-modern architecture. Read more...
The musical style so loosely called minimalism—or, in Philip Glass’s preferred term, “music with repetitive structures”—is not an exclusively American product. There have long been foreign fellow-travellers (Louis Andriessen, Arvo Pärt) and deep influences from abroad (the musical cultures of India and West Africa). Show More Summary
You'd never guess a Modernist paradise lies behind the unassuming brick and glass facade of Philip Johnson's sole private residence in Manhattan. The Rockefeller Guest House sits snugly between two rather typical apartment buildings,...Show More Summary
Last night, Sufjan Stevens performed at Tibet House’s 30th annual benefit concert, which doubled as a celebration of Philip Glass’s 80th birthday. He joined the Patti Smith Band to perform his version of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “My...Show More Summary
Every year, the Tibet House US nonprofit throws a big benefit show at New York's Carnegie Hall, and it always features a whole ton of rock and avant-garde legends, many of them performing songs they wouldn't ordinarily do. Last night was the 30th annual Tibet House benefits, and it doubled as am 80th birthday party…
Tonight, the Tibet House hosted its 30th annual benefit concert. This year’s extravaganza celebrated Philip Glass’ 80th birthday, and featured Glass on the bill of performers alongside Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson, Iggy Pop, Sufjan Stevens, New Order, and more. Show More Summary
“The Perfect American” is the operatic portrait of an idealist American artist as a less-than-perfect old man, which is to say a blend of sunshine, supremacy and insecurity. In Philip Glass’ most recent portrait opera (a great lives series that has included Einstein, Gandhi, Akhnaten, Columbus,...
"It's not just a question of whether you like the music, or think you like it; it's a question of knowing that it exists. Although Glass has written 11 symphonies, [conductor Dennis Russell] Davies says that when a major American orchestra was recently approached about performing Glass, the response was, 'But he doesn't write symphonies.'" […]
Philip Johnson's Wiley House in New Canaan, Connecticut may not be as well-known as the architect's iconic Glass House, but it's every bit an architectural gem - and now, it's on the market. Built in the 1950s, the home clearly exhibits...Show More Summary
Dennis Russell Davies brings Philip Glass to Washington, again.
"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)