The Robert Wilson and Philip Glass collaboration Einstein on the Beach, An Opera in Four Acts, is widely recognized as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century.

As the production returns to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this fall as part of the institution’s 150th anniversary, Q2 Music presented on September 8 at 3 pm a live videocast of highlights from the music and text of Einstein on the Beach, including the Knee Plays, along with a conversation between composer Philip Glass, company members and WQXR host Terrance McKnight.”

 I am in love with this piece. Watch some of it here.


Lyrics are numbers. Text is repeated in a monotonous tone that I love.

Would YOU say this was an opera?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s