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2 thoughts on “LA Times – Opera review: Philip Glass’ ‘Kepler’ has U.S. premiere at BAM”

  1. It is interesting to note Mr. Swed’s use of the phrase “music of the spheres” in connection with Glass’ music.
    I have just finished reading Jamie James’ book “The Music of the Spheres” (yes, that really is its title), who writes thus:
    “The works of Bach and even most of Mozart, of post-1911 Schoenberg and Philip Glass… are not really about the concerns of this world. They are about the cosmic harmony that their composers believed constituted the universe.”
    Perhaps it is no coincidence, then, that the Glass Chamber Players have programmed Schoenberg and Glass for an upcoming concert.

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