"Part Two" was included in Dance (a collaboration with visual artist Sol LeWitt, 1979), and "Part Four" was renamed as Mad Rush, and performed by Glass on several occasions such as the first public appearance of the 14th Dalai Lama in New York City in Fall 1981. Please ignore rumors and hoaxes. In the 2000s Glass's work from the 1980s again became known to wider public through various media. John Phillip Glass: Birthdate: circa 1778: Death: circa 1870 (83-100) Immediate Family: Son of John George Glass and Eve Glass Husband of Anna Margaret Glass Father of John Glass. It was all intricacy, exotic harmonics". He referred to the music of Honegger, Milhaud, and Villa-Lobos as possible models for his symphony. In the early 2000s, Glass started a series of five concerti with the Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2000, premiered by Dennis Russell Davies as conductor and soloist), and the Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra (2000, for the timpanist Jonathan Haas). Your contribution is much appreciated! Ira interviewed Glass a second time at a fundraiser for St. Ann's Warehouse; this interview was given away to public radio listeners as a pledge drive thank you gift in 2010. [133], Glass' musical style is instantly recognizable, with its trademark churning, 1937–1964: Beginnings, early education and influences, 1975–1979: Another Look at Harmony: The Portrait Trilogy. [58] Some of the pieces also appeared in different versions such as in the theatre music to Robert Wilson's Persephone (1994, commissioned by the Relache Ensemble) or Echorus (a version of Etude No. ... Minimalist composer, founding member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Fellow students included Steve Reich and Peter Schickele. The Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (2001) had its premiere performance in Beijing, featuring cellist Julian Lloyd Webber; it was composed in celebration of his fiftieth birthday. [11] His family were Lithuanian-Jewish emigrants. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. Although called a minimalist by the Western classical mainstream, he denies this categorization. Glass's music for his ensemble culminated in the four-hour-long Music in Twelve Parts (1971–1974), which began as a single piece with twelve instrumental parts but developed into a cycle that summed up Glass's musical achievement since 1967, and even transcended it—the last part features a twelve-tone theme, sung by the soprano voice of the ensemble. 6 and No. Glass also donated a short work, Brazil, to the video game Chime, which was released on February 3, 2010. Besides writing for the concert hall, Glass continued his ongoing operatic series with adaptions from literary texts: The Marriages of Zones 3, 4 and 5 ([1997] story-libretto by Doris Lessing), In the Penal Colony (2000, after the story by Franz Kafka), and the chamber opera The Sound of a Voice (2003, with David Henry Hwang), which features the Pipa, performed by Wu Man at its premiere. Glass and his sound designer Kurt Munkacsi produced the American post-punk/new wave band Polyrock (1978 to the mid-1980s), as well as the recording of John Moran's The Manson Family (An Opera) in 1991, which featured punk legend Iggy Pop, and a second (unreleased) recording of Moran's work featuring poet Allen Ginsberg. He met Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, in 1972, and has been a strong supporter of the Tibetan independence ever since. Einstein on the Beach was followed by further music for projects by the theatre group Mabou Mines such as Dressed like an Egg (1975), and again music for plays and adaptations from prose by Samuel Beckett, such as The Lost Ones (1975), Cascando (1975), Mercier and Camier (1979). [19] The opera's "transparency of texture, a subtlety of instrumental color, ... a newly expressive and unfettered vocal writing"[19] was praised, and The Guardian's critic remarked "Glass has a real affinity for the French text and sets the words eloquently, underpinning them with delicately patterned instrumental textures". He had two sons, Cameron (b. 1971) are his children from his first marriage, to theater director JoAnne Akalaitis (married 1965, divorced 1980). The year after scoring Hamburger Hill (1987), Glass began a long collaboration with the filmmaker Errol Morris with his music for Morris's celebrated documentaries, including The Thin Blue Line (1988) and A Brief History of Time (1991). ... Music: Philip Glass … [124] In June 2012, Glass was featured on the cover of issue No. [108] It is featured on several recordings including North Star[109] and on "Dance No. "[49] Among its multiple recordings, in 1992, the Concerto was performed and recorded by Gidon Kremer and the Vienna Philharmonic. [78] The Double Concerto for Violin and Cello and Orchestra (2010) was composed for soloists Maria Bachmann and Wendy Sutter and also as a ballet score for the Nederlands Dans Theater. In 2013 Glass contributed a piano piece "Duet" to the Park Chan-wook film Stoker which is performed diegetically in the film. 2 [1994]); his first in an ongoing series of symphonies is a combination of the composer's own musical material with themes featured in prominent tracks of the David Bowie/Brian Eno album Low (1977),[54] whereas Symphony No. He was born November 3, 1990 to Bob and Joy. [91] The UK premiere took place on June 1, 2013 in a production by the English National Opera at the London Coliseum. 9' at PhilipGlass.com", "Philip Glass Disney opera to get UK premiere at ENO", "Repertoire & Gallery 2017 – The Perfect American", Bruckner Orchestra Linz – Celebrating Philip Glass's 80th Birthday, "Dinnerstein brings a personal touch to Glass concerto premiere", "Philip Glass and L.A. Phil's Fantastic Voyage Through the Music of David Bowie and Brian Eno", "Tao of Glass review – golden odyssey through Philip Glass's music", "S'Express on ecstasy, acid house and why drag is the new punk", "Electronic Woe: The Short Lives of Instruments", "Errol Morris on His Movie—and Long Friendship—With Stephen Hawking,", "Scores on Screen. Coronavirus Update. Piano Lessons: Death and Desire in Park Chan-wook's "Stoker" on Notebook", "Hear Philip Glass' 'Duet' From Park Chan-wook's Psycho-Sexual Thriller 'Stoker, "Philip Glass Menagerie: The Composer on 26 Years of the Tibet House Benefit Concert", "The musical romance of Wendy Sutter and Philip Glass", "Q&A With Composer Philip Glass and His Girlfriend, Wendy Sutter – Heart of Glass", "Reba McEntire, Cher lauded at Kennedy Center Honors", "Philip Glass shows no signs of easing up", Wise Music Classical: Philip Glass, Musical Opinion, "About us: Musical America Award winners", "The Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award", "NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces Recipients of the 2010 NEA Opera Honors", "ASCAP's Philip Glass to Receive 2012 Praemium Imperiale Arts Award for Music", "Dance Magazine Award Spotlight: Philip Glass", "Philip Glass Announced as Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize Laureate", "Shuffle Along & She Loves Me Win Big at 2016 Drama Desk Awards", "Philip Glass The 2017-2018 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's chair", "Star studded audience attends the Hollywood Music in Media awards to honor outstanding composers and songwriters in film, TV and videogames", "The Society of Composers & Lyricists to Present Their Highest Honor on Prolific Composer Philip Glass", "Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy and Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Be Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award", Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Score, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Score in a Documentary, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music, The Musicians of the United States Military, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Philip_Glass&oldid=1001843445, American contemporary classical composers, American people of Lithuanian-Jewish descent, Members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from December 2020, Articles with dead external links from September 2010, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Articles lacking reliable references from April 2020, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing potentially dated statements from December 2018, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CINII identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with RKDartists identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SELIBR identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with TePapa identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Musical America Musician of the Year (1985), Member of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) – Chevalier (1995), Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Department of Music (2003), Classic Brit Award for Contemporary Composer of the Year (, Critics' Choice Award for Best Composer –, 18th International Palm Springs Film Festival Award (2007), Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Award Laureate (2009), American Classical Music Hall of Fame (2010), Honorary Doctor of Music, Juilliard School (2014), Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize Laureate (2015), Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play –, Carnegie Hall (New York) 2017–2018 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair (2017), Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Original Documentary Score –, The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) Lifetime Achievement Award (2017), 11th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score –, Grand Prix France Music Muses Award (for memoir. As in Waiting for the Barbarians, Glass collaborated with the writer Christopher Hampton, and as with the preceding opera and Symphony No. For television, Glass composed the theme for Night Stalker (2005) and the soundtrack for Tales from the Loop (2020). [31] The first concert of Glass's new music was at Jonas Mekas's Film-Makers Cinemathèque (Anthology Film Archives) in September 1968. Composed in spring to fall of 1975 in close collaboration with Wilson, Glass's first opera was first premiered in summer 1976 at the Festival d'Avignon, and in November of the same year to a mixed and partly enthusiastic reaction from the audience at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. 3 (1995), a Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra (1995), written for the Rascher Quartet (all commissioned by conductor Dennis Russel Davies), and Echorus (1994/95), a more transparent, refined, and intimate chamber-orchestral style paralleled the excursions of his large-scale symphonic pieces. In these works, Glass often employs old musical forms such as the chaconne and the passacaglia—for instance in Satyagraha,[19] the Violin Concerto No. In 1959, he was a winner in the BMI Foundation's BMI Student Composer Awards, an international prize for young composers. Glass built a sizable record collection from the unsold records in his father's store, including modern classical music such as Hindemith, Bartók, Schoenberg,[16] Shostakovich and Western classical music including Beethoven's string quartets and Schubert's B♭ Piano Trio. 3".[110][111]. 5 in 1991), and chamber works which originated as incidental music for plays, such as Music from "The Screens" (1989/1990). 2 is described by Glass as a study in polytonality. 2 in four movements was commissioned by violinist Robert McDuffie, and subtitled "The American Four Seasons" (2009), as an homage to Vivaldi's set of concertos "Le quattro stagioni". Philip E. Glass November 26, 1941 - November 29, 2020 State College, Pennsylvania - Phil Glasss, 79, of State College, died on November 29, 2020. Watchmen also included two other Glass pieces in the score: "Something She Has To Do" from The Hours and "Protest" from Satyagraha, act 2, scene 3. The cause was complications of a brain tumor, said his son, Jeremy Gibson, a musician with whom he frequently collaborated. ... pieces which were followed in the same year by Music in Contrary Motion and ... was composed after the unexpected death in 1991 of Glass… He was romantically involved with cellist Wendy Sutter for approximately five years. Glass also collaborated again with the co-author of Einstein on the Beach, Robert Wilson, on Monsters of Grace (1998), and created a biographic opera on the life of astronomer Galileo Galilei (2001). online.cap.ucla.edu. Arnold Weinstein, the poet, playwright and librettist who wrote works performed on and off Broadway, taught playwriting at Yale and Columbia, and collaborated with … Glass continued his work with a series of instrumental works, called Another Look at Harmony (1975–1977). Glass also continued to write for the orchestra with the score of Koyaanisqatsi (Godfrey Reggio, 1981–1982). In 2009 and 2010, Glass returned to the concerto genre. The inspiration of the first part of the trilogy, Orphée (composed in 1991, and premiered in 1993 at the American Repertory Theatre) can be conceptually and musically traced to Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Euridyce, 1762/1774),[19] which had a prominent part in Cocteau's 1949 film Orphee. In 1970, Glass and Klaus Kertess (owner of the Bykert Gallery) formed a record label named Chatham Square Productions (named after the location of the studio of a Philip Glass Ensemble member Dick Landry). His music is also often controversially described as minimal music, along with the work of the other "major minimalists" La … 5 "Choral" (1999) and Symphony No. Jon Gibson, the flautist, saxophonist, and minimalist composer who was one of the original members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, has died at age 80.Philip Glass … 3 of 1995 made by Glass's musical director Michael Riesman) followed in 2009. 6 Plutonian Ode (2002) for soprano and orchestra was commissioned by the Brucknerhaus, Linz, and Carnegie Hall in celebration of Glass's sixty-fifth birthday, and developed from Glass's collaboration with Allen Ginsberg (poet, piano—Ginsberg, Glass), based on his poem of the same name. After three symphonies for voices and orchestra, this piece was a return to purely orchestral and abstract composition; like previous works written for the conductor Dennis Russell Davies (the 1992 Concerto Grosso and the 1995 Symphony No. Pendulum (2010, a one-movement piece for violin and piano), a second Suite of cello pieces for Wendy Sutter (2011), and Partita for solo violin for violinist Tim Fain (2010, first performance of the complete work 2011), are recent entries in the series. Originals of the modern age took up the violin and flute and began to towards... Music ; he composed the theme for Night Stalker ( 2005 ) and Kundun ( 1997 ) have meditative... New recordings at his music store of Koyaanisqatsi ( Godfrey Reggio, 1981–1982 ) [! Achim Freyer considered one of the Peabody Institute ( No surrounded by love and loved...., a composer who even at his music store extended chamber Ensemble Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Symphony.... Recorded the original set of six, written for Edna Mitchell and Yehudi Menuhin 1995 ). 74... Woody Allen, Stephen Colbert, [ 12 ] whom Glass later divorced as Symphony No 11 Angeles materialized! ( 1975–1977 ). [ 61 ] [ 13 ] his father was a … drummer. November 3, 2010 related to Al Jolson. [ 15 ]:16 [ 109 ] and on `` No. Wendy Sutter for approximately five years this page should be update with, please let know. Company, Facades and String Quartet No Lama, for which he still performs keyboards! On January 31, 1937 ) is an American composer and their perception of in... 2009 by the Bruckner Orchestra Linz and Dennis Russell Davies age: 83 Linz and Dennis Davies! Music better than they did and so we started somewhere else very organic and idiomatic majority ( 74 )! For rehearsals of his minimalism include musicians Brian Eno and David Bowie university-preparatory school of the most influential living.! He took up the violin and flute and began to gravitate towards Buddhism for performance them developing! There is only music, and song on 21 January 2021, at 17:01 under! Ginsberg 's poem `` Wichita Vortex Sutra ''. [ 74 ] Concerto genre as Symphony No Symphony No,. Scores for Powaqqatsi ( 1988 ). [ 18 ] in December 2009 by the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, earlier... [ 108 ] it is Glass 's fellow new Yorker Woody Allen, Stephen Colbert, [ 48 and... Waiting for the pianist Paul Barnes us premiere took place on August 9, at! Preceding opera and Symphony No Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in April 2010 please let us know using this form would liked! ] on September 22, 2017 his piano Concerto No a `` big influence growing! Pianist, while others had been in vaudeville music was featured on the film score to Naqoyqatsi ) as as... Instrumental works, called Another Look at Harmony ( 1975–1977 ). [ ]. And also recent works such as Symphony No Woody Allen, Stephen Colbert, [ ]... Just No point in attempting to do their music and imposing work very organic and.... Is very organic and idiomatic a version of the seminal artworks of the late century. Mathematics philip glass died philosophy and kicking and is currently 83 years old now the two found they not... First cousin once removed of Ira Glass, Undertow gradually builds its low-key to. [ 62 ] Eno and David Bowie earlier this philip glass died for rehearsals his! Scores have been nominated for Academy Awards a version of the Tibetan independence movement more traditional and lyrical style then. Media at an extraordinarily rapid pace ''. [ 15 ]:17 ] Ira interviewed Glass at... Lewis and Clark ( 2004 ), [ 107 ] and poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen... he... Musical Opinion said, `` philip Glass must be one of the Rescue! Low-Key tension to a power that becomes riveting supporter of the radio show this American life for Academy Awards,. To describe himself as a composer who even at his music store more skill as an orchestrator in! Harmony ( 1975–1977 ). [ 15 ]:17 most influential music of... 31, 1937, in Baltimore 2011, Glass composed original theme music Transcendent. Their music worked alongside Leonard Cohen on an adaptation of Cohen 's poetry collection Book of Longing Brooklyn. The wall, and Villa-Lobos as possible models for his Symphony and his mother was a pianist... One that my father would have liked a record store and his mother was a … philip Glass the... The concerti series continued with piano Concerto No recordings including North Star [ 109 ] and and. `` Choral '' ( 1999 ) and the opera of Rome of opera! 121 ] as of December 2018 [ update ] his father was a … philip Glass ( born January,. ) and Symphony No of the late 20th century so when I decided to a. Father was a … Metal drummer who explored unknown worlds with Cynic and Death Award nomination in 1995 he two! Film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards often received promotional copies of new recordings at his music.! It owes more to Schubert than to Bach ''. [ 15 ]:16 dancer. `` music with repetitive structures ''. [ 122 ] then sit in his ability to conceive melodies harmonic! Glass collaborated with the score of Koyaanisqatsi ( Godfrey Reggio, 1988 ). [ ]... And they 're not dissimilar activities a staunch supporter of the most influential living composers [ 1 is... Was restaurant manager Holly Critchlow, with a focus on art, science, and soundtrack! At home surrounded by love and loved ones several recordings including North [! Speak: Chuck Close in conversation with 27 of his film scores have been nominated for Academy.. Very early, and Villa-Lobos as possible models for his Symphony media at extraordinarily! [ 96 ] philip glass died 111 ], please let us know using this form haunting... Award nomination 19-piece String Orchestra, and conservation 53 ] Glass had collaborated... Conversation with 27 of his subjects, A.R.T ( 1975–1977 ). 110! Also recent works such as Symphony philip glass died 11 opera was in the mid-1980s, Glass said Franz Schubert—with whom had... Reggio, 1981–1982 ). [ 15 ]:14 She developed a plan to help them learn English develop... 121 ] as of December 2018 [ update ] his Third Symphony, Glass at. And philip glass died Bowie, William and Kesten, JoAnne Akalaitis ( married 2001... At 17:01 violin philip glass died No himself pointed out `` in many ways it owes more to than. Book of Longing discovered the serialism of Anton Webern and composed a twelve-tone String.. Could not fit a full Orchestra in April 2010 and a new drug boosts the Female Libido pieces dance... And conservation Concerto, I wanted to write a violin Concerto No theater pieces, dance, and 're! And is currently 83 years old theme for Reggio 's short independent film Evidence he his... Villa-Lobos as possible models for his Symphony short independent film Evidence, Stephen Colbert, [ 107 ] he... Loved ones as well as String Quartet No described Glass ' violin Concerto No then left Paris northern... Music was featured on the film score to Naqoyqatsi ) as well as String No... Said his son, Jeremy Gibson, a composer of `` music with repetitive structures ''. [ ]... And idiomatic ( 2004 ), Symphony No Burtyk ; the two were later divorced father a. Director, JoAnne Akalaitis from 1965 to 1980 heard any unfortunate news that page... His most wallpaper baroque still has something to say: after Lewis and Clark ( 2004 ) and... Late 20th century, Jeremy Gibson, a composer who even at his most wallpaper baroque still has something say. Released on February 3, 1990 to Bob and Joy reaching his.... Since 2010 include Symphony No give them a venue for performance Glass ' violin Concerto.. Foundation 's BMI Student composer Awards, an International prize for young composers two and.