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Paul Simon collaborated with Philip Glass on the album Songs from Liquid Days.

The great songwriter explains his fascination with the repetition, symmetry and changing time signatures in Glass' music.

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Composer David Lang recalls his epiphanous moment when he first heard Satyagraha by Philip Glass.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang has been a Philip Glass fan since high school. But it was a performance of the opera Satyagraha triggered a genuine epiphany.

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As a teenager, composer Nico Muhly listened to Philip Glass

The young composer recalls his teenage discovery of Music In 12 Parts — listening on a Discman while walking in New York — and how it later energized his own compositions.

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Director Errol Morris first collaborated with composer Philip Glass on the 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line.

The director of documentaries like The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War once told the composer his music wasn't repetitive enough.

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Daniel Barenboim conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin in the symphonies of Anton Bruckner.

Need to brush up on your Bruckner? Or discover his symphonies for the first time? Let conductor Daniel Barenboim guide you through all nine symphonies in this audio primer.

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"I won

Beth Morrison is not your typical moneyed arts patron — but over the past decade, she's managed to gather the funding and venue support to produce works by some of today's most innovative composers.

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French conductor Georges Prêtre and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform a New Year

The veteran musician specialized in French repertoire and collaborated with some of the world's most famous opera singers, including Maria Callas.

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Ben Johnston

The composer's string quartets are known for their use of microtones — and their extreme technical difficulty. Just in time for his 90th birthday, The Kepler Quartet has finally recorded them all.

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The Naqsh Duo

Borrowing from Persian music and American jazz, two Iranian women come together to create a singular sound.

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Time for a holiday and winter-themed playlist.

Hear a slightly off-kilter collection of beloved carols, Hanukkah favorites and works by Prokofiev, Mahler and Thomas Adès.

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