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Philip Glass

Philip Glass

American composer

Philip Glass, (born January 31, 1937, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.), American composer of innovative instrumental, vocal, and operatic music.

Glass studied flute as a boy and enrolled at age 15 at the University of Chicago, where he studied mathematics and philosophy and graduated in 1956. His interest in atonalmusic drew him on to study composition at the Juilliard School of Music (M.S., 1962) in New York City and then to Paris to study under Nadia Boulanger. His acquaintance there with the Indian sitarist Ravi Shankardecisively affected Glass’s compositional style, and he temporarily jettisoned such traditional formal qualities as harmony, tempo, and melody in his music. 

Timeline

January 31, 1937
Philip Glass was born in Baltimore.

Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Glass: Glassworks: Opening

Web

January 27, 2021

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Mark Swed
June 7, 2021
Los Angeles Times
Tremendous singing propels L.A. Opera's return to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Stravinsky's tough, timely "Oedipus Rex."

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