Writings on Glass: Essays, Interviews, Criticism

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Philip Glass, composer of symphonies, operas (Einstein on the Beach, Akhnaten, Orphée), film scores (Kundun, Mishima, Koyaanisqatsi), songs, and music for dance is a musician who determined early on that he wanted to compose independently, apart from institutions. That decision has made him a controversial figure among academic musicians, in spite of his rigorous training at Juilliard, and with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Richard Kostelanetz has gathered a lively and varied collection of writings about Philip ...

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Philip Glass, composer of symphonies, operas (Einstein on the Beach, Akhnaten, Orphée), film scores (Kundun, Mishima, Koyaanisqatsi), songs, and music for dance is a musician who determined early on that he wanted to compose independently, apart from institutions. That decision has made him a controversial figure among academic musicians, in spite of his rigorous training at Juilliard, and with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. Richard Kostelanetz has gathered a lively and varied collection of writings about Philip Glass's work, along with several interviews and a conversation between Glass and sculptor Richard Serra. The chronology of the works and discography have been updated for the paperback edition.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780520214910
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/1999
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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Richard Kostelanetz has written and edited numerous volumes on music and the arts, including Nicolas Slonimsky: The First Hundred Years (1994), John Cage (ex)plain(ed) (1996) and the Frank Zappa Companion (1997).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Philip Glass (1989) 3
Interview: Education (1989) 12
Philip Glass and Steve Reich: Two From the Steady State School (1974) 39
Dialogue with Philip Glass and Steve Reich (1980) 46
Chronicle, 1972-1981 (1989) 51
Form and Process (1981) 60
Glass and Snow (1970) 80
Chronicle, 1977-1980 87
Listening to Glass (1974) 94
Music in 12 Parts (1993) 98
The Touring Composer as Keyboardist (1980) 102
Philip Glass (1979) 109
Minimalism: T (1992) 113
Philip Glass on Composing for Film and Other Forms: The Case of Koyaanisqatsi (1990) 131
Einstein on the Beach (1977) 152
Listening to Glass (1981) 167
Glass's Satyagraha (1986) 176
Philip Glass: The Photographer (1984, revised 1996) 189
Interview with Philip Glass (1984) 193
Editor's Preface to "Philip Glass's Akhnaten" by Paul John Frandsen (1993) 209
Philip Glass's Akhnaten (1993) 212
Hydrogen Jukebox (1990) 240
Interview on Operas (1990) 256
Midtown Avant-Gardist (1992) 265
Star Drek (1992) 271
Style & Soul: Interview (1992) 274
The Sound of Minimalism: Philip Glass in Concert and on Record (1987) 279
Philip Glass (1986) 287
First Lesson, Best Lesson (1992) 316
Bibliography 331
Works by Philip Glass 333
Discography 345
Acknowledgments 353
Biographical Notes 357
Index 361
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