Philip Glass

1937 - Today

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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 2,870,006 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Philip Glass is the 141st most popular composer (up from 149th in 2019), the 554th most popular biography from United States (down from 550th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Composer.

Philip Glass is most famous for his minimalist music.

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Among composers, Philip Glass ranks 141 out of 1,228Before him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel de Falla, Iannis Xenakis, and Henry Mancini. After him are Kurt Weill, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Scott Joplin, Darius Milhaud, Léonin, and Michel Legrand.

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Among people born in 1937, Philip Glass ranks 23Before him are Jared Diamond, Ahmed Yassin, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Warren Beatty, Bruce McLaren, and Bobby Charlton. After him are Egon Krenz, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bill Cosby, Alain Badiou, Madeleine Albright, and Claude Lelouch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Glass ranks 554 out of 15,968Before him are Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Clifford Geertz (1926), Kamehameha I (1758), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Eddie Murphy (1961), and Henry Mancini (1924). After him are Lon Chaney (1883), Sean Penn (1960), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Goldie Hawn (1945), Richard Stallman (1953), and Scott Joplin (1868).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Philip Glass ranks 6Before him are John Williams (1932), George Gershwin (1898), John Cage (1912), Leonard Bernstein (1918), and Henry Mancini (1924). After him are Scott Joplin (1868), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Cole Porter (1891), and James Horner (1953).