Paul Glass

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Paul Eugene Glass (born November 19, 1934) is a Swiss-American composer.

Biography[edit]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Glass is the son of silent film actor and film executive Gaston Glass. He was educated at the University of Southern California (BM), and was taught by Ingolf Dahl, and Goffredo Petrassi in Rome (on a Fulbright Scholarship). Glass also attended Princeton University under a fellowship, and attended the Institute of International Education in Warsaw with Witold Lutoslawski on a grant. He joined ASCAP in 1961.

He has been married twice, the first time being to Marina Fistoulari Mahler, on April 3, 1965, and the second time being to Penelope Margaret Mackworth-Praed, on July 12, 1977. Glass and Mackworth-Praed currently live in Carona, Switzerland. Both are currently professors at Franklin College Switzerland.

Glass is sometimes credited as Paul E. Glass.

Since his retirement from the film world, he has dedicated himself to serious composition.

Selected works[edit]

Paul Glass' works are published by Müller & Schade.
Stage
  • Eschatos, Ballet (1957)
  • Kakapo, Children's Ballet (2001)


Orchestral
  • Sinfonia No. 1 (1959)
  • Suita Symfonyczna (Sinfonia No. 2) (1961)
  • Eufonia for string orchestra (1982)
  • Sinfonia No. 3 (1986)
  • Lamento dell'acqua (1990)
  • Ektenia (1992)
  • Sinfonia No. 4 (1992)
  • "quan shi qu" (1994)
  • Corale I per Margaret for string orchestra (1995)
  • Distanza for string orchestra or string quintet (1995)
  • How To Begin (1995)
  • Sinfonia No. 5 "ad modum missae" for double children's or female chorus, double mixed chorus and orchestra (1999)
  • Sinfonia No. 6 "Quinto Giorno" (2003)
  • Corale II per Margaret for string orchestra (2004)
  • Grandiflora (2005)
  • Corale III per Margaret for string orchestra (2006)
  • Sinfonia No.7 (2011)


Concertante
  • Concerto for cello and orchestra (1961)
  • Concerto for improvising piano and large orchestra (1982)
  • Soggetti migranti for 3 percussionists and orchestra (2002)
  • Lo svasso cornuto for English horn and orchestra (2004)
  • El buen aire for cello, piano and orchestra (2006)


Chamber and instrumental music
  • Variations for woodwind quintet (1949)
  • Passacaglia for string quartet (1949)
  • Quartet for 4 trombones (1954)
  • Rondo for violin and piano (1954)
  • Music for Brass and Percussion (1955)
  • Quintet for clarinet and string quartet (1956)
  • Trio for flute, cello and piano (1956)
  • 3 Pezzi (3 Pieces) for violin and piano (1957)
  • Sonata for cello and piano
  • Trio for flute, clarinet and bassoon (1964)
  • Quartet for flute, clarinet, viola and cello (1966)
  • Pezzo (Piece) for bass clarinet (1969)
  • Une chanson silencieuse for flute and cello (1969)
  • Vittoria for viola solo (1970)
  • Bläserquintett II (Woodwind Quintet No.2) (1971)
  • Studio for 2 cellos (1971)
  • Suite pour soeur et frère for 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass (1971)
  • Piano Trio (1971)
  • Echanges for 16 instrumentalists (1973)
  • Septet for 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones and tuba (1976)
  • Wie ein Naturlaut for 10 instrumentalists (1977)
  • Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello (1978)
  • Quartet for 4 saxophones (1980)
  • 3 pezzi (3 Pieces) for clarinet (1981)
  • Variazioni (Variations) for flute solo (1981)
  • Fux-Variationen for cello solo
  • Arundo donax for 3 oboes (or 3 English horns) (1982)
  • Eufonia for string quintet (1982)
  • String Quartet No.1 (1988)
  • Bis (Encore) for piano (1995)
  • Confronto for cello solo (1995)
  • Distanza for string quintet (1995)
  • Specchio for violin solo (1995)
  • Un piccolo giro for string quartet (1995)
  • Incomprehension for oboe, horn and cello (1996)
  • Prisma per ballerina for alto saxophone, horn, trombone, piano, percussion and double bass (2002)
  • Confronto II for flute solo (2004)
  • Doppelwitz (Double Joke) for 2 violas (2004)
  • Tre ghiri for 3 violins (2004)
  • Solenne for 4 trombones, or 4 bassoons, or 4 cellos (2004)
  • Adagio for violin, viola and cello (2006)
  • atrevoci for alto flute, English horn and bassoon (2006)
  • Confronto for horn solo (2006)
  • In tono sommesso for clarinet or bass clarinet (2006)
  • Scomposizione originale for cello solo (2006)
  • Spiegel (Mirror) for double bass solo (2006)
  • Intervalli per viola (2007)
  • Intervalli per tre trombe in do (2007)
  • Intervalli per fagotto (2007)
  • Ida y vuelta per violino e violoncello (2007)
  • En todas las tonalidades per clarinetto in Sib (2007)
  • Ida y vuelta per due violini (2008)
  • Ottantaquattro per violoncello (2008)
  • Vanessa Atalanta per flauto solo (2012)
  • Trois études pour quatuor à cords (2012)


Piano
  • 5 Klavierstücke (5 Piano Pieces) (1983)
  • Omaggio (1995)
  • Precipitevolissimevolmente (2006)
  • Ottantaquattro per pianoforte (2007)
  • Il piccolo portico di Carona (2008)


Vocal
  • 5 chansons pour une princesse errante for baritone and piano (1968, orchestrated 1992); words by the composer
  • Vocalizzo for soprano, flute, English horn, bassoon, violin, cello and piano (2004)


Choral
  • Deh, spiriti miei, quando mi vedete for mixed chorus (1987); words by Guido Cavalcanti
  • Pianto della madonna for soprano, baritone, mixed chorus and orchestra (1988); words by Jacopone da Todi
  • Sahassavagga for female chorus (1976)
  • Salmo LXXXIII (Psalm 83) for mixed chorus (1957)
  • Success Counted Is Sweetest for mixed chorus (1954); words by Emily Dickinson
  • Un sogno (A Dream) for female (or children's) chorus (1981); words by Alberto Nessi

Film scores[edit]

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