Philip Glass

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Music and Movies

 

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August 31, 2013

 

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It was after this opera when Glass became extremely prolific in the opera and theatre community. In 1980 he composed Satyagraha, which was based on the life of Gandhi and his experiences in South Africa. This opera proved to be a turning point for Glass because it was the first time he scored for a symphony orchestra in nearly 15 years...
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This opera proved to be a turning point for Glass because it was the first time he scored for a symphony orchestra in nearly 15 years. After a couple more compositions, Glass took a nearly 10 year hiatus from opera and began to write music scores for movies, which he still does to this day. He returned to the expansive world of opera in the early 1990s however with triptych, a three-part opera which was based on the work of John Cocteau, a French writer and filmmaker...
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