30 March 2012
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4 CD | 1979 | CBS | 967 Mb
Einstein on the Beach is an opera in four acts (framed and connected by five "knee plays" or intermezzos), scored and written by Philip Glass and designed and directed by theatrical producer Robert Wilson. The music was written "in the spring, summer and fall of 1975." The premiere took place on July 25, 1976, at the Avignon Festival in France. The opera contains writings by Christopher Knowles, Samuel M. Johnson and Lucinda Childs. It is Glass's first and longest opera score, taking approximately five hours in full performance without intermission; given the length, the audience is permitted to enter and leave as desired.
The work became the first in Glass' thematically-related Portrait Trilogy, along with Satyagraha (1979), and Akhnaten (1983). These three operas were described by Glass as portraits of men whose personal vision transformed the thinking of their times through the power of ideas rather than by military force. (Wikipedia)
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