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Philip Glass has been called America’s most famous living composer of classical music.

He’s brought his entrancing scores to collaborations with David Bowie and Twyla Tharp, Doris Lessing and Yo-Yo Ma. His operas have brought new music to the stories of Einstein, Gandhi and Robert E. Lee.

Now, at 71, Philip Glass has a new love, a new muse, a new collaborator — the acclaimed cellist Wendy Sutter.

He’s written for her. She inspires, and performs. Critics call it powerful, exalted.

This hour, On Point: Composer Philip Glass, cellist Wendy Sutter, and their new music.

Guests:

Philip Glass, composer. He has written symphonies, operas, film scores, and ventured into many cross-cultural compositions, including with Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar. His new CD is “Songs and Poems for Solo Cello,” written for cellist Wendy Sutter

Wendy Sutter, internationally acclaimed cellist and professor of music performance at Columbia University. She made her solo debut with the Seattle Symphony at age sixteen. From 1993 to 1998, she was a member of the White Oak Chamber Ensemble touring with Mikhail Baryshnikov. From 2001 to 2007, she was a member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, which commissions and performs contemporary music.

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