Philip Glass - biography and works of the American minimalist
A prominent representative of the school of minimalism, Philip Glass (English Philip Glass), whose music sounded in the movie "Leviathan", considers himself an adherent of the "repeating structure." This composer not only wrote soundtracks for films, but also was seriously interested in philosophy and mathematics, which not all his connoisseurs know about. The filmography of the maestro is quite extensive, but we recommend listening to his albums, available in mp3 format. After that, you can feel the spirit of American minimalism of the 80s.
The content of the article
- Philip Glass - Early Biography Pages
- Collaboration with Godfrey Reggio and creative breakthrough by the maestro
- Major works
- Composer Achievements
Philip Glass - Early Biography Pages
Now Philip Glass considers himself to be a school of classicism, because he was able to perfectly master counterpoint and harmony. This is confirmed by numerous studies, which are better to listen to in the concert hall or with a good speaker system. A certain imprint was left on our hero’s travels in Africa and Asia. The musician's early work was influenced by several prominent writers:
- Johann Sebastian Bach;
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart;
- Franz Schubert.
The future composer was born in a Jewish family living in Baltimore. This happened in January 1937. Philip's parents are immigrants from the territory of modern Lithuania who fled from the Stalinist repressions. Entering the University of Chicago, the future author of Akhenaten and the Japura River intensively studied philosophy and mathematical disciplines. The best education, according to Philip himself, he received in Paris - at the Juilliard School of Music under the auspices of Nadi Boulanger.