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Einstein on the Beach [videorecording]: The Changing Image of Opera

a production of Obenhaus Films, Inc., for the Brooklyn Academy of Music ; produced in association with WNET/Thirteen ; produced by the Brooklyn Academy of Music ; produced by ChrisAnn Verges ; directed and photographed by Mark Obenhaus ; narration written by Gerald Jonas
Format
Video; DVD; CD
Summary
Through performance and rehearsal footage of the opera as choreographed by Lucinda Childs, and through interviews with composer/librettist Philip Glass and designer/director Robert Wilson, this film examines the opera Einstein on the Beach.
Director
Mark Obenhaus
Performers
Will Lyman, narrator ; Lucinda Childs, Sheryl Sutton, interviewees ; Philip Glass Ensemble ; Michael Riesman, conductor ; Lucinda Childs Dance Company.
Einstein on the beach : highlights: Knee 1 -- Train -- Trial, pt. 1 -- Trial, pt. 2 -- Trial, pt. 3 -- Knee 2 -- Dance 1 -- Night train -- Knee 3 -- Trial-prison, pt. 1 -- Trial-prison, pt. 2 -- Trial-prison, pt. 3 -- Trial-prison, pt. 4 -- Dance 2 -- Knee 4 -- Building -- Cadenza -- Bed, pt. 1 -- Bed, pt. 2 -- Spaceship -- Knee 5.
Release Date
1985
Run Time
58 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1985.
Variant Title
Changing image of opera
Title on sound disc: Einstein on the beach : highlights.
Credits
Editor, Sarah Stein.
Published
New York : Orange Mountain Music, 2012.
Publisher no.
0083 Orange Mountain Music
Description
1 videodisc (58 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (77 min. ; digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
DVD-R; all regions; NTSC; full screen; aspect ratio 1:33; Dolby Digital.
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