One of the most influential composers of the late 20th century got his start at his dad’s record store in downtown Baltimore. Philip Glass, the grandson of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, was captivated by a variety of music at an early age, and the musical world was soon captivated by Glass as he studied at the Peabody Conservatory and entered an accelerated college program at the University of Chicago at age 15 before going on to Juilliard.
Glass sat down recently in New York City with Jeffrey Brown and talked about his early musical influences and the impact they have on him today, even as he’s being celebrated around the world in his 75th year.
We’ll post their conversation here later Tuesday evening. Here’s an extended interview: