Philip Glass

Today is Philp Glass‘s 86th birthday. We celebrate with our feature of Scott Hicks‘ 2007 documentary, Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts.

Sixteen years later, Philip remains as engaging and devoted and productive as ever. On Wednesday February 8th at Carnegie Hall, the Czech orchestra, Filharmonie Brno, under the direction of Glass’s long-time champion, Dennis Russell Davies, will present the New York premiere of his Symphony Number 12 (featuring the stunning vocalist, Angélique Kidjo)

Dennis Russell Davies, Philip Glass, & Angélique Kidjo

The Ginsberg-Glass connection need scarcely be mentioned:

Check out this performance (from 1996 in Prague)

A two-part posting – here and here

Previous birthday postings – here, here here, here and here

Allen and he are interviewed together – here and here – in 1990 in Chicago by Studs Terkel

Happy 86th birthday, Philip!

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