1. I consider the first 20 performances just learning the piece. Think about it this way: If you think about a pianist who plays a Schubert sonata through his whole lifetime — if you listen to Rubenstein or Horowitz playing their repertoire later in their life, you understand the richness with which they play that music, and how differently they must have played it when they were younger. … I think it’s only after about 20 performances that we begin to understand what the dynamic structure of the piece is.

    — Philip Glass on repetition. Philip Glass on repetition.

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  1. Ira Glass Interviews His Cousin, Composer Philip Glass View in High-Res

    Ira Glass Interviews His Cousin, Composer Philip Glass

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    this american life

  1. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. Tomorrow, we celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. With an interview conducted by his cousin Ira Glass. You know, the guy from This American Life. You know, the guy from This American Life. You know, the guy from This American Life. You know, the guy from This American Life. They’re cousins. They’re cousins. They’re cousins. They’re cousins.

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