Philip Glass

1937 - Today

Philip Glass

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 described as minimal music, having similar qualities to other "minimalist" composers such as La Monte Young, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Glass has received more than 2,547,105 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 149th most popular composer.

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  • 64.60

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  • 50

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  • 5.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Philip Glass ranks 149 out of 1,008Before him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Édouard Lalo, Paul Dukas, and Iannis Xenakis. After him are Scott Joplin, Giovanni Paisiello, Josef Strauss, Vittorio Monti, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Henry Mancini.

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Among people born in 1937, Philip Glass ranks 24Before him are Ahmed Yassin, Queen Paola of Belgium, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Gordon Banks, Warren Beatty, and Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. After him are Egon Krenz, Juvénal Habyarimana, Alain Badiou, Robert Coleman Richardson, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples, and Bill Cosby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Glass ranks 550 out of 12,171Before him are Alice Cooper (1948), Emily Greene Balch (1867), William T. G. Morton (1819), Gena Rowlands (1930), Prince (1958), and Howard Gardner (1943). After him are Scott Joplin (1868), Ritchie Valens (1941), Buddy Holly (1936), Mike Tyson (1966), Benjamin Thompson (1753), and John Reed (1887).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Philip Glass ranks 5Before him are George Gershwin (1898), John Cage (1912), John Williams (1932), and Leonard Bernstein (1918). After him are Scott Joplin (1868), Henry Mancini (1924), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Cole Porter (1891), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), and James Horner (1953).