I first came across Philip Glasss work in a music appreciation class in college. When I first heard his solo work on the piano (Metamorphosis), it had quite a magical quality to it. Fast forward to the movie The Illusionist starring Edward Norton and if you remember the music, well, Glass was the composer for that as well.
Just a couple of weeks ago, it was his 75th birthday. In commemoration of that event, he put out his 9th Symphony. Definitely worth a listen as his mastery of layering and fusion of various instruments in unique combinations and sound is very, very magical indeed.
On one of the movements, my mind was filled with magical related ideasthe Wakeling Billiard Balls progressively reaching the lofty limits of space as the conjurer performs seated on a simple black stool. Suddenly, just when his hands could no longer humanely contain any more billiard balls and the arms stretched any further, the magician begins to float above the bar stool a la Soirees Fantastique by Christian Fechner. Fade to black
Glass's works isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I think his minimalist style compliments magic for the stage. Stage magicians may want to take note and give it a try.