Writings on Glass: Essays, Interviews, Criticism

Writings on Glass: Essays, Interviews, Criticism

by Richard Kostelanetz, Robert Flemming
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520214910
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/11/1999
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author


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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