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Question 1:
Which of the following labels did Philip Glass work with?
Disques Cellier, 4AD, Nonesuch, Philips
Philip Glass
independent label Glass Records
Warner Bros., Capitol, Glass Records, Arista

Question 2: After certain differences of opinion with Steve Reich in 1971,[11] Glass formed the Philip Glass Ensemble (while Reich formed Steve Reich and Musicians), an amplified ensemble including keyboards, wind instruments (saxophones, ________), and soprano voices.
PiccoloAlto fluteFluteWestern concert flute

Question 3: Among recent collaborators are Glass's fellow New Yorker Woody Allen, Stephen T. Colbert[citation needed], and poet and songwriter ________.
Leonard CohenHallelujah (Leonard Cohen song)Songs from a RoomThe Future

Question 4: Another collaboration was a collaborative recording project with ________, initiated by Peter Baumann (a member of the band Tangerine Dream), which resulted in the album Passages (1990).
Satyajit RayRavi ShankarSardar Vallabhbhai PatelLata Mangeshkar

Question 5: Early admirers of his minimalism include musicians ________ and David Bowie, who attended an early performance of the Philip Glass Ensemble in 1973.
Brian EnoBrian Eno discographyRoxy Music (album)For Your Pleasure

Question 6: Aside from composing in the Western classical tradition, his music has ties to rock, ________, electronic music, and world music.
Dark ambientAmbient musicNew Age musicDrone music

Question 7: Glass also turned to chamber music; he composed two String Quartets (No.4 and No.5, for the ________, 1989 and 1991), and chamber works which originated as incidental music for plays, such as Music from "The Screens" (1989/1990).
Elias M. SteinKronos QuartetKronos Quartet discographyAnne Sofie von Otter

Question 8: Glass is the first cousin once removed of ________, host of the nationally syndicated radio show This American Life.
John HodgmanChicago Public RadioDavid SedarisIra Glass

Question 9: With the chamber opera The Sound of a Voice, Glass Piano Concerto No.2 might be regarded as bridging Glass's traditional compositions and his more popular excursions to ________, e.g.
World musicMusic industryStarwood FestivalPublic broadcasting

Question 10: [23] The first concert of Philip Glass's new music was at ________'s Film-Makers Cinemathèque (Anthology Film Archives) in September 1968.
Jonas MekasExperimental filmAdolfas MekasGeorge Maciunas


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