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Einstein on the Beach (1976) is a pivotal work in the oeuvre of Philip Glass. It is the first, longest, and most famous of the composer's operas, yet it is in almost every way unrepresentative of them. Einstein was, by design, a glorious "one-shot" - a work that invented its context, form and language, and then explored them so exhaustively that further development would have been redundant. But, by its own radical example, Einstein prepared the way - it gave permission - for… read more



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  • Avatar for deathsdemise123
    One of the greatest pieces of experimental music ever.
  • Avatar for nwardez
    interesting... i find this 1993 version vastly superior to the earlier one. it's been removed from spotify and rdio, luckily it can be found on grooveshark.
  • Avatar for eyot08
    Greatest music ever! Have to say I like the other (1979) version better than this one.
  • Avatar for sawaawawa
    Genius. Once you hit the wall and the repetition falls away, the epiphany is worth the effort. [2]
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  • Avatar for IlaiA
    I love how the Knee theme repeats throughout the album and finally climaxes with 5. Feels like you finally settled everything with everyone, and got closure. You can now live in peace.
  • Avatar for kempo23
    Listening to "train 1" you feel like you've lost 5 hours. so subversive and hypnotic, time almost stands still.
  • Avatar for yiffyskunk420
    easily his greatest work ever. just got the 1979 4-disc version and i like it much better than the re-recorded 1993 3-disc version!!! wow!!!!!!
  • Avatar for Carewnazdrewna
    Good for spring :)
  • Avatar for Edelce
    de los mejores de Glass!

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