American composer Philip Glass (b. 1937).
In the pantheon of composers working in the so-called Western classical tradition, few have attained the popular acclaim, critical plaudits, financial success and instant recognisability that Glass has garnered during his lifetime. Fewer still can boast a similarly wide range of works spread across genres familiar to the classical cognoscenti: opera, orchestral, chamber and instrumental works; whilst also moving seamlessly inte music of real signifcance for film, theatre, dance, multi-media experiments and on inte the realms of contemporary electronic, ambient rock and world music. Photo license