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Philip Glass 24-CD set offers listening adventure

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Philip Glass box set.

Philip Glass box set.

On Sept. 22, 2016, Pres. Barack Obama awarded Philip Glass the 2015 Na- tional Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony, “for his groundbreaking contributions to music and composi- tion.” Since his groundbreaking 1976 opera debut of Einstein on the Beach, Glass, 79, has become an iconic, avant- garde classical composer. For both aficionados and those unfamiliar with his work, Philip Glass – The Complete Sony Recordings (Sony Classical), a 24-CD set packaged with a hardbound 224-page book, provides an opportunity for a deep dive into the composer’s classic works and recent recordings. In these days of uncertainty, we all need something calming and beautiful in our lives, and Glass’ spectacular music fills the bill. — Mordecai Specktor


Lavinia Meijer plays music from The Glass Effect: The Music of Philip Glass:

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