Season 23, Episode 2 Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts

First Aired: April 8, 2009

A year in the hectic life of composer Philip Glass, from his annual ride on the Coney Island "Cyclone" to the world premiere of an opera in Germany, as well as his work with Woody Allen and artist Chuck Close. The episode is enhanced by access to all facets of Glass' life, and also features remarks from Martin Scorsese, fellow composer Nico Muhly and former partners.

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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