The Light (Glass)

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The Light is a 1987 composition by Philip Glass, his first score for a full symphony orchestra. The work was commissioned for the Michelson-Morley Centennial Celebration held at Case Western Reserve University. The musical structure is inspired by the 1887 Michelson–Morley experiment, an investigation of the speed of light that marked a turning point in modern science.

Further reading[edit]

  • Clements, Andrew (24 November 1987). "Arts: Review of the BBC Symphony at the Festival Hall". Financial Times (London). p. 23. Factiva FTFT000020070506djbo032ow. 
  • Kaufman, Sarah (26 July 2007). "Fingers Outrace Feet in 'Ukelele'". The Washington Post. p. C13. ProQuest 1310243451. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  • Marek, David (31 January 1988). "UNVEILING `THE LIGHT'". The Washington Post. p. f03. Factiva wp00000020011118dk1v007el. 
  • McLellan, Joseph (3 February 1988). "The Cleveland's Adventures in Music". The Washington Post. p. c06. Factiva wp00000020011118dk23002iy. 
  • Metcalf, Steve (3 April 1988). "The Boo Heard 'Round the Concert Hall". The San Francisco Chronicle. Hartford Courant. p. 5. Factiva sfc0000020011118dk4300ejg. 
  • Morrison, Richard (23 November 1987). "Arts (Concerts): East Coast blandness / Review of BBC SO - Dohnanyi at the Festival Hall and on Radio 3 (338)". The Times. Factiva T000000020051002djbn005hd. 
  • Ostlere, Hilary (3 November 2006). "Doug Varone and Dancers Joyce Theater, New York". Financial Times (London). p. 12. Proquest 1156289981. 
  • Rockwell, John (31 October 1987). "Music: New Works in Tribute to Science". The New York Times. Factiva NYTF000020050429djav00bvq. Retrieved 26 July 2010. 
  • Rockwell, John (11 September 1988). "Looking through Glass/Does composer sound like he's repeating himself". Houston Chronicle. The New York Times. p. 16. Factiva hou0000020011117dk9b0143t. 
  • Rosenberg, Donald (7 October 2008). "Eloquent 'Alchemy' represents despair, hope". The Plain Dealer (Final ed.) (Cleveland). p. E6. Factiva CLEV000020081008e4a70000l.