Words Without Music: A Memoir

Words Without Music: A Memoir

by Philip Glass


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631491436
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 300,141
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Born in Baltimore in 1937, Philip Glass studied at the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School. The composer of operas, film scores, and symphonies, he performs regularly with the Philip Glass Ensemble and lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Opening ix

Part I

Baltimore 3

Chicago 21

Juilliard 57

Paris 112

Ravi Shankar 129

Nadia Boulanger 136

Journey to the East 150

Rishikesh, Katmandu: And Darjeeling 165

The Blessed Doctor of the Tomo Valley 174

Kathakali and Satyagraha 185

Four Paths 191

Part II

Return to New York 201

First Concerts 218

Art and Music 242

Cape Breton 261

New York's East Village 269

Einstein on the Beach 283

Part III

Opera 305

Music and Film 326

Candy Jernigan 352

The Cocteau Trilogy 368

Closing 385

Acknowledgments 397

Index 399

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