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Philip Glass

The Master of Minimalism

Minimalistic and hypnotic. Known for his repetitive structures and minimalist approach to composition.

My whole life has been devoted to breaking down the barriers between genres, between high and low, between serious music and light music, between performers and the public.



Philip Glass is an American composer considered one of the most influential figures in contemporary classical music. His minimalist compositions, characterized by repetitive patterns and subtle shifts, have left an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

Famous pieces:

Einstein on the Beach, "Koyaanisqatsi," "Glassworks"


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January 31, 1937

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