Pianist Bruce Brubaker has been playing Philip Glass' music for more than 20 years. Timothy Saccenti hide caption

toggle caption Timothy Saccenti
01Mad Rush
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/407056893/407739135" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    Mad Rush
    Album
    Glass Piano
    Artist
    Bruce Brubaker
    Released
    2015

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Philip Glass photographed in New York City in 1980. Jack Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Jack Mitchell/Getty Images
The World Music Education of Philip Glass
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/401246742/402229674" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"I'm more and more coming to the idea," composer Philip Glass says, "that it's the lineage and the connection to the past and the connection to the future — that is the real connection." Eamonn McCabe/Redferns hide caption

toggle caption Eamonn McCabe/Redferns
Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ... It's All Around Us'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/397832333/397882709" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Philip Glass (left) and Beck. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists
NYC: 73 - 78
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/162104002/162104611" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
A Sufjan Stevens exclusive, Amadou & Mariam, Philip Glass
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15965072/15965075" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Philip Glass, Premiering 'A Toltec Symphony'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4461694/4462568" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">