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.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
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About 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).