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- Thursday, October 25, 2012
Philip Glass, Robert Wilson's "Einstein on the Beach" Makes West Coast Debut with Three Sold-Out Berkeley Performances
Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's groundbreaking opera Einstein on the Beach receives its West Coast premiere, nearly four decades after it was first performed, with three sold-out performances at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall this weekend. PBS Newshour marked the occasion with a look at this groundbreaking work and the career of its composer, which you can watch here. This weekend's performances of Einstein on the Beach are part of a major international tour that heads next to Mexico City, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong.
- Friday, September 14, 2012
Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, widely credited as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century, launched its creators to international success when it was first produced in Avignon, France, in 1976. Now, 20 years since its last production, as part of an international tour, Einstein on the Beach returns to New York with eight performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), tonight through September 23.
About this Album
Director Paul Schrader's highly stylized vision of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima finds "its textures made more shimmering by the Philip Glass score," featuring Kronos Quartet, says The New Yorker. Glass, Schrader, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka shared a "Best Artistic Contribution" Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.
Michael Reisman, conductor
String quartets performed by Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
Produced by Kunt Munkacsi
Engineer: Dan Dryden
Assistant: Don Christensen
Recorded at Greene St. Studios and The Living Room, Inc, New York, NY
Remixed at The Living Room by Dan Dryden, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Reisman
Mastered by Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, New York, NY
Album art direction: Eiko Ishioka
Photo by Sukita