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Philip Glass

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Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is often said to be one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. His music is also often controversially described as minimalist, along with the work of the other major minimalists La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Though his early mature music shares much with what is normally called minimalist, he has since evolved stylistically. Currently, he is often called a classicist, pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied such composers as Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Nadia Boulanger. Glass is a prolific composer, having written wo... Continue Bio >>

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