In his memoir, Glass recalls that at the end of World War II his mother aided Jewish Holocaust survivors, inviting recent arrivals to America to stay at their home until they could find a job and a place to live.
His move away from modernist composers such as Boulez and Stockhausen was nuanced, rather than outright rejection: "That generation wanted disciples and as we didn't join up it was taken to mean that we hated the music, which wasn't true.
We'd studied them at Juilliard and knew their music. Those early works of Stockhausen are still beautiful.
“When I’m trying to explain our program to someone who doesn’t know it, I stammer a bunch of words like ‘entertaining,’ ‘funny,’ ‘surprising plot twists,’ ‘true stories but not boring I swear’ …
Glass founded the Philip Glass Ensemble, with which he still performs on keyboards.
part of the show’s success is this team’s close work.” The source said there is “nothing inappropriate” about the relationship.
Tobin was hired in 2016 by the Times as its first executive producer for audio, arriving from Boston’s WBUR.
I caught on to this very early, and I would go and listen with him.
His store soon developed a reputation as Baltimore's leading source of modern music.
In 1954 Glass traveled to Paris, where he encountered the films of Jean Cocteau, which made a lasting impression on him.
He visited artists' studios and saw their work; "the bohemian life you see in [Cocteau's] Orphée was the life I ...
“They do not report to each other, they work together,” said one insider.