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Philip Glass: My aim is to be a populist

Composer Philip Glass has told the BBC that his aim is "to be a populist", rejecting the pejorative association often carried by the term.

He said: "I looked around at my friends who were painters, my friends who were filmmakers... and they have large audiences. But not the composers."

Glass spoke ahead of the opening of The Trial - his second opera based on the writings of Franz Kafka - at the Royal Opera House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 10 October.

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