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Deceptive Cadence

The World Music Education of Philip Glass

In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.

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Solving Crimes With Pollen, One Grain Of Evidence At A Time

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Beauty Pill's 'Steven and Tiwonge' Is And Isn't A Protest Song

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The World Music Education of Philip Glass

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Act 2 - Tagore. Scene 1 Philip Glass
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