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Philip Glass: 'Music is the most eloquent language'

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Philip Glass is one of the most influential and polarising composers of the last 50 years. His trademark sound is repetitive, rhythmic and hypnotic - some call it musical minimalism. Stephen Sackur asked what music meant to him.

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