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Top 25 Favorite Composers

No.23: Philip Glass (b. 31 January 1937)

Philip Glass was one of the most influential American composers after the second World War. His style is associated with “minimalism”, though he prefers to describe his work as music with repetitive structures. Taking an Eastern approach, the melodies of his work are simple and do repeat often, however the focus is on the atmosphere, the rhythmic variation throughout. I remember reading one critic dismiss him with “It’s as if all his music training came from the first prelude of Bach’s first Well Tempered Klavier, and he hasn’t looked at anything else.” That leads me to think of him as a postmodernist. The repetition, the gradual breakdown of our concepts of classical music and classical form, a constant reminder that we are living in a world that is too aware of the foundations of our past. My favorite works by him are his score for the film Koyaanisqatsi (1982), and the five “Knee Plays” from his opera Einstein on the Beach.

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  • What I say: I love musicals!
  • What I mean: I've seen the same 5 musicals at least 20 times each. I want to watch other musicals because they all look so good but I always end up watching a different production of the same 5 musicals I've already seen. A musical marathon for me is watching the same musical on repeat for 10 hours. Help.