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The Resource Words without music : a memoir, (electronic resource)

Words without music : a memoir, (electronic resource)

Label
Words without music : a memoir
Title
Words without music
Title remainder
a memoir
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
World-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has almost single-handedly crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music. In Words without Music, he creates an entirely new and unexpected voice: that of a born storyteller and insightful chronicler, whose behind-the-scenes recollections allow one to experience the moments of creative fusion when life magically merges with art. The transformation of a young man from budding musical prodigy to world-renowned composer is the story of this commanding memoir. From his childhood in post-World War II Baltimore to his student days in Chicago, at Juilliard, and his first journey to Paris, where he studied under the formidable Nadia Boulanger, Glass recalls his early mentors, while reconstructing the places that shaped his artistic consciousness. From a life-changing trip to India, where he met with gurus, to the gritty streets of New York in the 1970s, where he worked day jobs as a furniture mover, cabbie, and unlicensed plumber, Glass leads the life of a Parisian bohemian artist transported to twentieth-century America. Even after Glass' talent was first widely recognized with the sensational premiere of Einstein on the Beach in 1976, he never abandoned his ideals throughout his collaborations with such artists as Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Robert Wilson, Doris Lessing, and Martin Scorsese. And in this loving and slyly humorous autobiography, Philip Glass re-creates in words the thrill that results from artistic creation, ultimately affirming the power of music to change the world. BONUS FEATURE: Includes "Etude No. 2," written and performed by Philip Glass
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Glass, Philip
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Lloyd James
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  • James, Lloyd
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Composers
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Words without music : a memoir, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 06 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781481529105
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11439957
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11439957
System control number
MWT11439957
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Words without music : a memoir, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 06 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781481529105
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11439957
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11439957
System control number
MWT11439957
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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