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Articles tagged with "Philip Glass"

Listen: Philip Glass - 'My aim is to be a populist'

10 October 2014

The American composer tells BBC Radio 4 why audiences shouldn't worry about musical theory, and the importance of government funding.

Kafka's daily grind: The Trial and the dehumanizing boredom of office life

9 October 2014

In his most famous stories this iconic author explored the relentless tedium of working life.

5 things you need to know about Philip Glass's opera The Trial

30 September 2014

Our quick guide to this world premiere, based on Franz Kafka's novel.

Introducing Philip Glass: A divisive but hugely influential figure in contemporary music

29 September 2014

Glass’s music – love it or hate it – has had a profound effect on wider pop culture.

Michael McCarthy on Philip Glass’s The Trial: ‘an intensely musical experience’

11 July 2014

Director Michael McCarthy and librettist Christopher Hampton discuss Glass’s new pocket opera.

Jerome Robbins: A master of both ballet and musical choreography

16 May 2014

Balanchine's rival for the title of America's greatest 20th-century choreographer created ballets as well as the musicals West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof.

Operatic Pacifism

30 January 2014

In preparation for English Touring Opera's production of King Priam, we look at how pacifist ideals have influenced opera in the last century.

John Cage: Still a controversial figure 100 years on from his birth

5 September 2012

We look at one of the 20th century's most polarizing composers.

In celebration of Thanksgiving: American operas and ballets

24 November 2011

We pick a selection of the top operas and ballets from the other side of the Atlantic.