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Writings on Glass

Essays, Interviews, Criticism

1997

Richard Kostelanetz
Robert Flemming

CATALOG:
Schirmer Books ISBN: 0-02-864657-6

LANGUAGE:
English

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

vii.   Preface
0.   PART ONE: METAMORPHOSIS (OVERVIEW)
37.   PART TWO: MUSIC WITH CHANGING PARTS (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
129.   PART THREE: PLAY (MUSIC FOR THEATER AND FILM)
329.   PART FOUR: ENDGAME

NOTES:
Writings on Glass highlights the life and the career of America’s best-known classical composer, Philip Glass. Well-known as a champion of minimalism, Glass’s operas (Einstein on the Beach; Satyagraha), film scores (Koyaanisqatsi; The Thin Blue Line), and symphonic and popular works have made him a dominant figure on the American musical landscape. This book traces the development of Glass’s varied work through in-depth interviews, along with critical writings by leading musicologists.

The book opens with “Metamorphosis”, a section describing Glass’s life and career in detail, with an introductory essay by Tim Page followed by an extensive interview conducted with Glass on his early musical development.

Part II of the book focuses on Glass’s instrumental work, including his well-known chamber work Music in 12 Parts, and his life as a touring composer/musician.

Part III focuses on his multimedia/theatrical works, including his 1990 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg on Hydrogen Jukebox. The book concludes with a bibliography, complete list of Glass’s works, and discography for building a record collection.

Compiled with the participation of Philip Glass, and drawing on his extensive archives, this book promises to become a standard for lovers of contemporary music, as well as an important reference for professional musicologists and music libraries.

NOTES ABOUT The table of contents
PART ONE: METAMORPHOSIS (OVERVIEW). Tim Page: Philip Glass

1989

. Ev Grimes: Interview: Education

1989

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PART TWO: MUSIC WITH CHANGING PARTS (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC). Joan La Barbara: Philip Glass and Steve Reich

1974

. Tim Page: Dialogue with Philip Glass and Steve Reich

1804

. Tom Johnson: Chronicle, 1972-1981

1989

. Wes York: Form and Process

1981

. Richard Foreman: Glass and Snow

1970

. Art Lange: Chronicle, 1977-1980. John Howell: Listening to Glass

1974

. Tim Page: Music in 12 Parts

1993

. Allan Kozinn: The Touring Composer as Keyboardist

1980

. Richard Kostelanetz: Philip Glass

1979

. Edward Strickland: Minimalism: T

1992

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PART THREE: PLAY (MUSIC FOR THEATER AND FILM). Charles Merrel Berg: Philip Glass on Composing for Film and Other Forms: The Case of Koyaanisqatsi

1990

. David Cunningham: Einstein on the Beach

1977

. Joseph Roddy: Listening to Glass

1981

. Allan Kozinn: Glass’s Satyagraha

1986

. Rober C. Morgan: Philip Glass: The Photographer (1984, revised 1996). Unknown: Interview with Philip Glass

1984

. Mark Swed: Editor’s Preface to “Philip Glass’s Akhnaten” by Paul John Frandsen

1993

. Paul John Frandsen: Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

1993

. Thomas Rain Crowe: Hydrogen Jukebox

1990

. John Koopman: Interview on Operas

1990

. Kyle Gann: Midtown Avant-Gardist

1992

. Peter G. Davis: Star Drek

1992

. David Walters: Style and Soul: Interview

1992

. Aaron M. Shatzman: The Sound of Minimalism: Philip Glass in Concert and on Record

1987

. Richard Serra: Philip Glass

1986

. Tricycle: First Lesson, Best Lesson

1992

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PART FOUR: ENDGAME. Bibliography. Works by Philip Glass. Discography. Acknowledgments. Biographical Notes. Index.

CREDITS:
Title: Writings on Glass: Essays, Interviews, Criticism. Edited and introduced by Richard Kostelanetz. Assistant editor: Robert Flemming.

Published by Schirmer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Macmillan Publishing, New York, USA. (c) 1997 by Schirmer Books. ISBN: 0-02-864657-6 (Hardcover).

Paperback edition published in 1999 by University of California Press.
ISBN: 0-520-21491-9 (Paperback).

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