Monday, January 31, 2011

Philip Glass (January 31, 1937)

What's Jewish about Philip Glass? Probably nothing except his Lithuanian-Jewish ancestors, but I don't really know. I very much like his music, though, and find it amusing that he wrote an opera about Einstein. And he performed with Allen Ginsberg, having written music for the poem “The Wichita Vortex Sutra." Glass is currently writing an opera based on a Kafka story, The Trial, and has written one based on another of his stories. So he associates with a variety of my secular Jewish heroes.

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