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Words without Music

Audiobook

The long-awaited memoir by "the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers" (New York Times)

A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music. Rapturous in its ability to depict the creative process, Words without Music allows listeners to experience that sublime moment of creative fusion when life merges with art. Biography lovers will be inspired by the story of a precocious Baltimore boy who entered college at age fifteen before traveling to Paris to study under the legendary Nadia Boulanger; Glass devotees will be fascinated by the stories behind Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha, among so many other works. Whether recalling his experiences working at Bethlehem Steel, traveling in India, driving a cab in 1970s New York, or his professional collaborations with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Robert Wilson, Doris Lessing, and Martin Scorsese, Words without Music affirms the power of music to change the world.

BONUS FEATURE: Includes "Etude No. 2," written and performed by Philip Glass


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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781481529105
  • File size: 434976 KB
  • Release date: April 6, 2015
  • Duration: 15:06:11

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781481529105
  • File size: 435047 KB
  • Release date: April 6, 2015
  • Duration: 15:06:02
  • Number of parts: 17


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The long-awaited memoir by "the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers" (New York Times)

A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music. Rapturous in its ability to depict the creative process, Words without Music allows listeners to experience that sublime moment of creative fusion when life merges with art. Biography lovers will be inspired by the story of a precocious Baltimore boy who entered college at age fifteen before traveling to Paris to study under the legendary Nadia Boulanger; Glass devotees will be fascinated by the stories behind Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha, among so many other works. Whether recalling his experiences working at Bethlehem Steel, traveling in India, driving a cab in 1970s New York, or his professional collaborations with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Robert Wilson, Doris Lessing, and Martin Scorsese, Words without Music affirms the power of music to change the world.

BONUS FEATURE: Includes "Etude No. 2," written and performed by Philip Glass


Expand title description text