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Writings on Glass

Essays, Interviews, Criticism (1997)

Richard Kostelanetz
Robert Flemming

CATALOG:
Schirmer Books ISBN: 0-02-864657-6

LANGUAGE:
English

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

vii.   Preface
0.   PART ONE: METAMORPHOSIS (OVERVIEW)
37.   PART TWO: MUSIC WITH CHANGING PARTS (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
129.   PART THREE: PLAY (MUSIC FOR THEATER AND FILM)
329.   PART FOUR: ENDGAME

NOTES:
Writings on Glass highlights the life and the career of America's best-known classical composer, Philip Glass. Well-known as a champion of minimalism, Glass's operas (Einstein on the Beach; Satyagraha), film scores (Koyaanisqatsi; The Thin Blue Line), and symphonic and popular works have made him a dominant figure on the American musical landscape. This book traces the development of Glass's varied work through in-depth interviews, along with critical writings by leading musicologists.

The book opens with "Metamorphosis", a section describing Glass's life and career in detail, with an introductory essay by Tim Page followed by an extensive interview conducted with Glass on his early musical development.

Part II of the book focuses on Glass's instrumental work, including his well-known chamber work Music in 12 Parts, and his life as a touring composer/musician.

Part III focuses on his multimedia/theatrical works, including his 1990 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg on Hydrogen Jukebox. The book concludes with a bibliography, complete list of Glass's works, and discography for building a record collection.

Compiled with the participation of Philip Glass, and drawing on his extensive archives, this book promises to become a standard for lovers of contemporary music, as well as an important reference for professional musicologists and music libraries.

NOTES ABOUT The table of contents
PART ONE: METAMORPHOSIS (OVERVIEW). Tim Page: Philip Glass (1989). Ev Grimes: Interview: Education (1989).

PART TWO: MUSIC WITH CHANGING PARTS (INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC). Joan La Barbara: Philip Glass and Steve Reich (1974). Tim Page: Dialogue with Philip Glass and Steve Reich (1804). Tom Johnson: Chronicle, 1972-1981 (1989). Wes York: Form and Process (1981). Richard Foreman: Glass and Snow (1970). Art Lange: Chronicle, 1977-1980. John Howell: Listening to Glass (1974). Tim Page: Music in 12 Parts (1993). Allan Kozinn: The Touring Composer as Keyboardist (1980). Richard Kostelanetz: Philip Glass (1979). Edward Strickland: Minimalism: T (1992).

PART THREE: PLAY (MUSIC FOR THEATER AND FILM). Charles Merrel Berg: Philip Glass on Composing for Film and Other Forms: The Case of Koyaanisqatsi (1990). David Cunningham: Einstein on the Beach (1977). Joseph Roddy: Listening to Glass (1981). Allan Kozinn: Glass's Satyagraha (1986). Rober C. Morgan: Philip Glass: The Photographer (1984, revised 1996). Unknown: Interview with Philip Glass (1984). Mark Swed: Editor's Preface to "Philip Glass's Akhnaten" by Paul John Frandsen (1993). Paul John Frandsen: Philip Glass's Akhnaten (1993). Thomas Rain Crowe: Hydrogen Jukebox (1990). John Koopman: Interview on Operas (1990). Kyle Gann: Midtown Avant-Gardist (1992). Peter G. Davis: Star Drek (1992). David Walters: Style and Soul: Interview (1992). Aaron M. Shatzman: The Sound of Minimalism: Philip Glass in Concert and on Record (1987). Richard Serra: Philip Glass (1986). Tricycle: First Lesson, Best Lesson (1992).

PART FOUR: ENDGAME. Bibliography. Works by Philip Glass. Discography. Acknowledgments. Biographical Notes. Index.

CREDITS:
Title: Writings on Glass: Essays, Interviews, Criticism. Edited and introduced by Richard Kostelanetz. Assistant editor: Robert Flemming.

Published by Schirmer Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Macmillan Publishing, New York, USA. (c) 1997 by Schirmer Books. ISBN: 0-02-864657-6 (Hardcover).

Paperback edition published in 1999 by University of California Press.
ISBN: 0-520-21491-9 (Paperback).