Through his operas, his symphonies, his compositions for his own ensemble, and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists, Philip Glass
has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. Glass is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music – simultaneously. He presents lectures, workshops, and solo keyboard performances around the world, and continues to appear regularly with the Philip Glass Ensemble.
For four decades, Leonard Cohen
has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. Cohen began writing and recording songs in the 1960s, and has created 17 albums since. In addition to writing and performing his own songs, Cohen has written nearly a dozen books of poetry, as well as two novels and other collections of lyrics, prose, meditations, psalms, and artwork. Book of Longing
includes 167 previously unpublished poems, lyrics, prose and ink drawings.
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