πŸ“‘ Philip Glass Is Too Busy to Care About Legacy

Bookmarked Philip Glass Is Too Busy to Care About Legacy (nytimes.com)

β€œI won’t be around for all that,” the 82-year-old master of musical Minimalism said. β€œIt doesn’t matter.”

In light of the performance of Akhnaten at the Lincoln Centre, Zachary Woolfe discusses Philip Glass’ career and legacy:

When it comes to talk of his legacy, and whether these prominent performances mean anything in terms of his acceptance into the canon, however that’s defined, he demurs.

β€œI’m pragmatic,” Mr. Glass said. β€œI don’t know what’s going to happen in 10 years. We don’t even get to know what’s going to happen after someone dies. We need to wait until everyone who knew them is dead, too.”

This pieces is very much an extension on some of the discussions in Philip Glass’ memoir Words Without Music. I espcially liked the closing remark in regards to critics:

You don’t defeat your enemies, you just wait until they die.

Austin Klein and Jason Kottke have already reflected on this question of legacy.

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