UCTV out of Berkeley, CA has some of the best cultural programming you’ll find on television.
Here’s a wonderful hour talk with the composer Philip Glass and the music critic Tim Page. In the mid ’60′s Glass studied in Paris with my own piano teacher’s famous teacher, Nadia Boulanger. She evidently never revealed what she thought of his work.
Glass talks about his operas based on his early interest in science, about all music being ethnic, the origin of the cello and other fascinating music esoterica. His notes about Kepler’s predictions based on astrology are hilarious, but you’ll have to watch the whole clip before he gets to it.