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  • 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.

  • Philip Glass, Robert Wilson's "Einstein on the Beach" Returns to NYC with Eight Performances at BAM

    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

Despite their having now earned a place in the repertory, the unbridled audacity of these groundbreaking early works by Glass cannot be overestimated. Reductive in form, melodic content, and harmonic language, they present a strikingly original compositional perspective that marked the beginning of the rise of the Minimalist aesthetic that came to dominate the American musical landscape.


Philip Glass, electric organ
Michael Reisman, piano (1)
Jon Gibson, Dickie Landry, soprano saxophone (3, 4)
Kurt Munkacsi, engineer, electronics (3, 4)
Steve Chambers, Art Murphy, electric organ (4)
Robert Prado, flute (4)


Tracks 1, 2 produced by Kurt Munkacsi, Philip Glass, and Shandar
Recorded March 1975 at Basement Recording Studio, NYC
Engineer: Kurt Munkacsi
Tracks 3, 4 produced by Philip Glass and Klaus Kertess
Track 3 recorded June 1971 at Martinson Hall of The Public Theatre, NYC
Recording engineers: Robert Fires and Kurt Munkacsi
Remix engineer: Kurt Munkacsi
Track 4 recorded June 1973 at Butterfly Productions, NYC
Recording and remix engineer: Kurt Munkacsi
Reissue of original recordings produced by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Reisman
Digitally remastered at The Looking Glass Studios, NYC

Cover design by John Gall
Design by Victore Design Works

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