Philip Glass in Florence, Italy – 1993. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century. Glass founded the Philip Glass Ensemble, with which he still performs on keyboards. She developed a plan to help them learn English and develop skills so they could find work. His sister, Sheppie, would later do similar work as an active member of the International Rescue Committee. Glass developed his appreciation of music from his father, discovering later his father’s side of the family had many musicians.