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Philip Glass, Robert Wilson , The Philip Glass Ensemble - Einstein On The Beach Album

Philip Glass, Robert Wilson , The Philip Glass Ensemble - Einstein On The Beach Album
Performer: Philip Glass, Robert Wilson , The Philip Glass Ensemble
Genre: Electro / Audio / Classical / Media
Title: Einstein On The Beach
MP3 album size: 2740 mb
FLAC album size: 1961 mb
Style: Modern Classical, Abstract, Minimal, Avantgarde
Country: UK & Europe
Catalog number: M4K 38875
Label: CBS Masterworks


1Knee Play 4
Bass Vocals [Small Chorus] – Sean BarkerTenor Vocals [Small Chorus] – Phillip Gavin Smith
2Scene 1: Train17:20
3Scene 2: Dance 2 (Field With Spaceship)17:10
4Scene 1: Building7:30
5Scene 3: Spaceship13:23
6Knee Play 55:33
7Scene 2: Night Train13:52
8Scene 1: Trial/Prison18:15
9 Act II
10Knee Play 13:52
11Scene 1: Dance 1 (Field With Spaceship)13:41
12Scene 2: Bed11:49
13Scene 2: Trial23:20
14Knee Play 35:39
15 -
16 Act III
17Knee Play 26:50
18 Act I
19 Act IV


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
TOM-4-2901Philip Glass / Robert Wilson Philip Glass / Robert Wilson - Einstein On The Beach ‎(4xLP, Album + Box)TomatoTOM-4-2901US1979
SMA4K87970Philip Glass Einstein On The Beach ‎(4xCD, Album)Sony ClassicalSMA4K87970Germany1993
301 315Philip Glass / Robert Wilson - The Philip Glass Ensemble Philip Glass / Robert Wilson - The Philip Glass Ensemble - Einstein On The Beach ‎(4xLP, Album + Box)Tomato301 315France1979
M4 38875Philip Glass, Robert Wilson – The Philip Glass Ensemble Philip Glass, Robert Wilson – The Philip Glass Ensemble - Einstein On The Beach (Opera In Four Acts) ‎(Box, Album + 4xLP)CBS MasterworksM4 38875UK & Europe1979
M4K 38875Philip Glass / Robert Wilson / The Philip Glass Ensemble Philip Glass / Robert Wilson / The Philip Glass Ensemble - Einstein On The Beach ‎(4xCD, Album + Box)CBS MasterworksM4K 38875US1990


  • Alto Saxophone, FluteRichard Peck
  • Alto Vocals [Small Chorus]Dora Ohrenstein
  • Bass Vocals [Small Chorus]David Anchel
  • Chorus [Large]Bruce Burroughs, Connie Beckley, Dana Reitz, David Woodberry, Forest Warren, Frank Conversano, George Andoniadis, Grethe Holby, Jeannie Hutchins, Marc Jacobi, Marie Rice, Richard Morrison, Ritty Ann Burchfield, Ronald Roxbury
  • Composed By [Music], Lyrics ByPhilip Glass
  • ConductorMichael Riesman
  • Design [Box & Booklet Designed By], Illustration [Box Cover Illustration]Milton Glaser
  • Engineer [Assistant]James Farber
  • Engineer [Mixing]Kurt Munkacsi, Michael Riesman
  • Engineer [Recording]Kurt Munkacsi, Roddy Hui, Wieslaw Woszczyk
  • Flute, Saxophone [Soprano], Clarinet [Bass]Richard Landry
  • Liner NotesPhilip Glass, Robert Palmer
  • Mastered ByBill Kipper
  • Mixed By [Sound Mix]Kurt Munkacsi
  • OrganPhilip Glass
  • Organ, Synthesizer [Bass], Keyboards [Additional]Michael Riesman
  • PerformerThe Philip Glass Ensemble (tracks: 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-1, 4-1, 4-3)
  • Photography By [Booklet Cover Photograph]Richard Landry
  • ProducerKurt Munkacsi, Philip Glass
  • Soprano Saxophone, FluteJon Gibson
  • Soprano Vocals [Small Chorus]Iris Hiskey
  • Tenor Vocals [Small Chorus]Marc Jacobi
  • ViolinPaul Zukovsky
  • VoiceIris Hiskey
  • Voice [Actor]Lucinda Childs, Paul Mann , Samuel M. Johnson, Sheryl Sutton


Box set containing 4 CDs in a double jewelcase and 40 page booklet.

Recorded & mixed at Big Apple Recording Studios, New York, N.Y.

This recording of "Einstein on the Beach" contains all the music, lyrics and speeches from the original production of "Einstein on the Beach" as performed in Europe in the Summer and Fall of 1976 and at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in November 1976.

Digitally Mastered
Analog Recording

Also available on conventional disc & cassette

Printed in Holland (on back sleeve)

℗ 1979 CBS Inc. © 1979 CBS Inc.


  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1 - Mirrored): 1-CDM4K-38875 12 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2 - Mirrored): 2-CDM4K-38875 11 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 3 - Mirrored): 3-CDM4K-38875 13 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 4 - Mirrored): 4-CDM4K-38875 13 C2
  • Matrix / Runout (On All 4CDs, Mirrored): MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA


  • Recorded At – Big Apple Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Big Apple Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – DADC Austria
  • Manufactured By – DADC Austria
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Published By – Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc.


Einstein on the Beach is an opera in four acts framed and connected by five knee plays or intermezzos, composed by Philip Glass and directed by theatrical producer Robert Wilson who also collaborated with Glass on the work's libretto. The opera eschews traditional narrative in favor of a formalist approach based on structured spaces laid out by Wilson in a series of storyboards. The music was written in the spring, summer and fall of 1975. Glass recounts the collaborative process: I put Wilson. Music and Lyrics by Philip Glass Robert Wilson, Design & direction The Philip Glass Ensemble Michael Riesman, conductor. Nonesuch 79323-2. Einstein on the Beach brought the composer fame - and notoriety. It was presented throughout Europe in the summer of 1976, then brought to the Metropolitan Opera House for two sold-out performances in November 1976. Then, as later, audience response was mixed Glasss works were presented to boos and bravos. Jane Herman, the presenter responsible for bringing Einstein to the Met, has vivid memories of her first encounter with the GlassWilson opera. Opera in four acts by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass. Premiered on July 25, 1976 at the Festival dAvignon, Avignon, France Premiered on December 11, 1984 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Premiered on July 24, 1992 at the McCarter Theater, Princeton, New Jersey Premiered on March 17, 2012 at the Opéra Berlioz - Le Corum, Montpellier, France. Einstein on the Beach breaks all of the rules of conventional opera. Instead of a traditional orchestral arrangement, Glass chose to compose the work for the synthesizers, woodwinds and voices of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Act I, Scene 2: Trial Part 2 feat. Robert Wilson. By Philip Glass. Performer Richard Peck. Performer Richard Landry. Performer Michael Riesman. This recording of 'Einstein on the Beach' contains all the music, lyrics and speeches from the original production of Einstein on the Beach as performed in Europe in the Summer and Fall of 1976 and at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in November 1976. Philip Glass. Einstein On The Beach 4xCD, Album. Sony Classical. SMA4K87970. Glass avoided all vestiges of plot in the piece and dug deep into his quiver of repetitions to create an artfully unnerving five hours of brilliance. This title I bought in 1979 as a 4 LP-album, right after its original release. It is one of the milestones of modern music. Hypnotic, repeated phrases faaa-faaa-faaa-faaa do-re-mi-la-ti-dodo-re-mi-la-ti-doone-two-three-four-five-sixone-two-three-four-five-sixone-two-three-four-five-six. interchanged by beautiful, romantic melodies with a dominant role for the violin. The recording of the original production of Philip Glass' and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach has iconic significance both in the development of the musical style unfortunately known as minimalism, as well as in the history of music in the late twentieth century. It was a watershed moment when Glass and his ensemble brought the nearly five-hour opera to the Metropolitan Opera House in 1976 his unique aesthetic convictions moved from the rarefied atmosphere of loft concerts into the face of the classical music establishment in a way that could not be ignored. Play jigsaw puzzles for free Home. Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach feat. Robert Wilson, 2011. Knee Play 1 feat. Robert Wilson, 07:04. Robert Wilson, 07:19. Act I, Scene 2: Trial Part 1 feat. Robert Wilson, 05:39. Knee Play 3 feat. Robert Wilson, 05:46. Philip Glass - Trial 2Prison - Ensemble. Philip Glass - Trial 2Prison - ''I Feel The Earth Move''. Total votes: 0. Other albums by Philip Glass. The Essential Philip Glass


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