Cultural Cocktail Hour
Life of an artist…Philip Glass..
Philip Glass, the creative and celebrated modern composer, courageously blazed a trail despite all the absurdities facing artists.
According to Elizabeth Lundy, in Secret Lives of Great Composers, Mr. Glass took on sundry jobs to pay the bills during the 60′s and 70′s, even while his operas were being performed at the Met in Lincoln Center:
Shortly after the New York premiere of Einstein on the Beach, Glass was driving a taxi. A well-dressed woman got into the cab, looked at his name [tag], and said in surprise, ‘”Young man, do you realize you have the same name as a very famous composer?’”
[Secret Lives of Composers, 278]