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Long lost Philip Glass work recorded, finally

Music in Eight Parts with its rhythmic shifts and intricacy is back in the repertory

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Asked why Music in Eight Parts had been shelved, Glass replied with characteristic nonchalance: "I just started writing 12 Parts, and I had a better piece to play."

New York

IN the early 1970s, Philip Glass was already writing masterpieces and performing them with his ensemble in lofts, galleries and museums. But he wasn't quite making a living as a composer yet.

He made ends meet by working as a mover, plumber and taxi driver. And by selling...

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