Happy 80th Birthday Philip Glass

Photo: Steve Pyke Philip Glass turned eighty years old today. A celebration was held at Carnegie Hall tonight, a concert by the Bruckner Symphony Linz, led longtime Glass collaborator conductor Dennis Russell Davies in the premiere of the composer’s Eleventh Symphony and Three Yoruba Songs (with vocalist Angélique Kidjo). In Nashville tonight, I’m not hearing anyContinue reading “Happy 80th Birthday Philip Glass”

Happy Birthday Terry Riley!

Happy birthday to composer Terry Riley, who turns 80 today. There are CD releases out this week to celebrate the composer. My assessment of ZOFO Plays Terry Riley appears in the CD Reviews section of Sequenza 21 and on my blog. But wait, there’s more. Nonesuch Records has done right by Riley. They have releasedContinue reading “Happy Birthday Terry Riley!”

Happy 90th Birthday Pierre Boulez

Composer and conductor Pierre Boulez turns ninety today. This year will see a number of celebrations of his nonagenarian status. Two boxed sets by recording labels with which he has long been associated up the ante for audiophiles. Pierre Boulez – 20th Century (DG 0289 479 4261 0) is a 44 CD boxed CD featuringContinue reading “Happy 90th Birthday Pierre Boulez”