Philip Glass

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Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer and pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. Glass's work has been associated with minimalism, being built up from repetitive phrases and shifting layers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Glass has received more than 4,610,358 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Philip Glass is the 182nd most popular composer (down from 149th in 2019), the 819th most popular biography from United States (down from 595th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Composer.

Philip Glass is most famous for his minimalist music.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among composers, Philip Glass ranks 182 out of 1,451Before him are Gustav Holst, Francesca Caccini, Luciano Berio, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Francesco Cavalli, and Giuseppe Torelli. After him are Sigismond Thalberg, Samuel Barber, Leonardo Vinci, Louis Spohr, Scott Joplin, and Eduard Strauss.

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Among people born in 1937, Philip Glass ranks 40Before him are Bill Cosby, Jared Diamond, Warren Beatty, Gennady Yanayev, Sajida Talfah, and Avram Hershko. After him are Juvénal Habyarimana, Claude Lelouch, Jacques Santer, Colleen McCullough, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, and Angelo Badalamenti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Glass ranks 819 out of 20,380Before him are William Hurt (1950), Kris Jenner (1955), David Lee (1931), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Carl Barks (1901), and William H. Macy (1950). After him are Arthur Ashkin (1922), William Howard Stein (1911), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Samuel Barber (1910), Jonas Salk (1914), and Howard Hawks (1896).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Philip Glass ranks 6Before him are Leonard Bernstein (1918), John Williams (1932), George Gershwin (1898), John Cage (1912), and Henry Mancini (1924). After him are Samuel Barber (1910), Scott Joplin (1868), Steve Reich (1936), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), James Horner (1953), and Jerry Goldsmith (1929).