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Philip Glass: The Concerto Project, Vol. III

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I listen to a fair bit of classical music, and Philip Glass is the newest big composer to join my library. I like his music quite a bit overall, mostly for its soothing, calming quality (probably stems from its minimalist nature). The Concerto Grosso reminds me of his third symphony, and so didn't have that great an effect on me. It doesn't have the range in octaves his symphony has. On the other hand, the saxophone concerto intrigues me. I rarely listen to saxophone, so its sound in the framework of a classical piece is pretty interesting. Granted, these concertoes were written around the same time as the aforementioned symphony, so there may be some influence of one on the other. Otherwise, I like the music.

Biography

Born: January 31, 1937 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Philip Glass was unquestionably among the most innovative and influential composers of the 20th century. Postmodern music's most celebrated and high-profile proponent, his myriad orchestral works, operas, film scores, and dance pieces proved essential to the development of ambient and new age sounds, and his fusions of...
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