The IBM glass engine

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The IBM Glass Engine enables deep navigation of the music of Philip Glass. Personal interests, associations, and impulses guide the listener through an expanding selection of over sixty Glass works.

Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American music composer. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century and is widely acknowledged as a composer who has brought art music to the public (along with precursors such as Richard Strauss, Kurt Weill and Leonard Bernstein).

Although his music is often, though controversially, described as minimalist, he distances himself from this label, describing himself instead as a composer of “music with repetitive structures.” Although his early, mature music is minimalist, he has evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a “Classicist”, pointing out that he trained in harmony and counterpointFranz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Mozart with Nadia Boulanger.

The engine is currently compatible with MS internet Explorer 6 & 7, and Firefox 2 on Windows, and Safari and Firefox on Mac OS X. Medium to high-bandwidth Internet access is highly recommended.

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