Philip Glass

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Philip Glass

Philip Glass in 1993
Born Philip Morris Glass
January 31, 1937 (1937-01-31) (age 77)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Website
www.philipglass.com

Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer of modern music.[1] He is one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century.[2][3][4]

Glass has created operas, music for quartets, dance, and much more. He is known for writing minimalist music.

Glass has described himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures".[5] Though his early music shares much with what is called "minimalist", he has since evolved stylistically.[6][7]

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  1. "Philip Glass biography – facts, birthday, life story". Biography.com. January 31, 1937. http://www.biography.com/people/philip-glass-9313058. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  2. Naxos Classical Music Spotlight podcast: Philip Glass Heroes Symphony
  3. "The most influential people in classical and dance", New York Magazine, May 8, 2006, http://nymag.com/news/features/influentials/16903/, retrieved November 10, 2008
  4. O'Mahony, John (November 24, 2001), "The Guardian Profile: Philip Glass", The Guardian (London), http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4306156,00.html, retrieved November 10, 2008
  5. "Biography", PhilipGlass.com, http://www.philipglass.com/bio.php, retrieved November 10, 2008
  6. Smith, Ethan, "Is Glass half empty?", New York Magazine, http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/music/pop/reviews/485/, retrieved November 10, 2008
  7. Smith, Steve (September 23, 2007), "If Grant had been singing at Appomattox", The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/arts/music/23smit.html

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