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

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Deceptive Cadence

Bruce Brubaker's Flowing, Meditative Glass

In Philip Glass' music, the pianist shifts between delicate oscillation and stormy arpeggios.

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

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"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

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