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http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec12/philipglass_10-23.html

“JEFFREY BROWN: So, what is “Einstein on the Beach”? It had its premiere in Europe in 1976 and then in two sold-out performances at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

It mixes experimental forms of music, swooping arpeggios that repeat and vary, dance, theater, and contemporary art into a long — and I mean long — nearly five hours — event. It’s abstract without a story to follow, more a collage of sound, movement and images, a musician in an Einstein wig playing the violin, singers chanting numbers, clocks moving forward and backwards.”

I had forgotten about the gorgeous, physically impressive long dance sequences.

Songs from it come on when my music is on shuffle and they give me such pleasure.

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