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Philip Glass' 80th birthday

 09 July 2017 at 8pm 

Philip Glass' 80th birthday

Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

0431-23 70 70

Daniel Hope, Violin
hr Symphony Orchestra
Hugh Wolff, Conductor

There is hardly anyone in the Western world who doesn’t know his music, as he wrote the film music to popular movies such as “The Hours” and “Kundun.” Philip Glass is like no other contemporary composer. With his radical reductions to repetitive motifs and rhythms, he creates a kind of trance-like effect that only a few can escape. His music has long been familiar to everyone - especially when Glass, as in the case of his first symphony, used three songs by David Bowie from his album “Low.” At the time, Glass was already 55 years old, and his first instrumental concerto, the Violin Concerto No. 1, had also been written just a few years earlier. But “age” is quite relative, and Philip Glass, who is celebrating his 80th birthday in 2017, still composes music that attracts old and young, establishment and underground alike.

Maurice Ravel : Une barque sur l’océan
Philip Glass : Violin Concerto no.1
Philip Glass : Symphony no.1 "Low Symphony“

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