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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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Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future... It's All Around Us'

For the composer, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' new memoir, Words Without Music, looks back on his childhood, travels through Asia and when his music provoked violence.

"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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Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ... It's All Around Us'

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Two Pages, for piano (or electric keyboard)
String Quartet No. 3 ("Mishima") [1957-Award Montage]
The Thin Blue Line Philip Glass, Michael Riesman (conductor)
A Shout from the Crowd
Akhnaten, opera [Act 1. Scene 1. Funeral of Amenhotep III] Philip Glass, Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra, Dennis Russell Davies (conductor)
Glasspiece #2 [Facades] Philip Glass
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String Quartet No. 3 ("Mishima") [November 25-Ichigaya]
String Quartet No. 3 ("Mishima") [Mishima/Closing]

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