Glass, Philip

Glass, Philip

1937 —

Born in Baltimore on January 31, 1937, PHILIP GLASS discovered music in his father's radio repair shop. Glass began the violin at six and became serious about music when he took up the flute at eight. During his second year in high school, he applied for admission to the University of Chicago, passed and moved to Chicago. He majored in mathematics and philosophy, and in off-hours practiced piano and concentrated on such composers as Ives and Webern. Read more »

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