The Young Philip Glass

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Philip Glass in 1976 (Unknown/BBC)

Philip Glass – we all know him by now. The composer of countless film scores, a Beethoven-sized collection of symphonies, and a host of amazing operas, Glass will surely go down in history as a composer comfortable in virtually every genre.

But what was this guy writing when he was a strapping young lad? Was his style always so iconic and recognizable? Did that style emerge fully formed, or was there a steep development curve? These are the questions addressed today, in a show that features original live recordings from the early days of loft performances as well as recent interpretations of early works.

Love his music or hate it, today you can fill in your back knowledge of this  American icon.

Hosted by:

Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett

Comments [3]

Q2 Music

Jerry, the show will repeat this Sunday at 8 pm EST!

Jan. 15 2016 11:06 AM
SD Mittelsteadt from West Allis, WI

Love his music or hate it??? Well.....LOVE IT.....of course!! Thank you for this!

Jan. 14 2016 07:14 PM
Jerry Summers from Los Angeles

How can I access this online?

Jan. 14 2016 05:36 PM

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