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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 3,921,093 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Philip Glass is the 148th most popular composer (down from 141st in 2019), the 595th most popular biography from United States (down from 554th 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 148 out of 1,216Before him are Tomás Luis de Victoria, Gregorio Allegri, Daniel Auber, Henry Mancini, Kurt Weill, and Darius Milhaud. After him are George Enescu, Enrique Granados, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Édouard Lalo, Ottorino Respighi, and Vincenzo Galilei.

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Among people born in 1937, Philip Glass ranks 27Before him are Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ahmed Yassin, Warren Beatty, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and Robert Coleman Richardson. After him are Bruce McLaren, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, Jared Diamond, Gennady Yanayev, Bill Cosby, and Alain Badiou.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Glass ranks 595 out of 18,182Before him are Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Kim Novak (1933), Lon Chaney (1883), Art Garfunkel (1941), Jane Addams (1860), and Meat Loaf (1947). After him are Demi Moore (1962), Glenn Miller (1904), Jim Mattis (1950), Bill Evans (1929), Michael Keaton (1951), and John Glenn (1921).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

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