In celebration of the 2012 revival of Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Orange Mountain Music and BAM present Einstein on the Beach as a one CD highlight collection of the entire opera, with a companion DVD of the film The Changing Image of Opera affordably priced and available for the first time. This never-before-heard recording is drawn from live performances at BAM in 1984 and produced by Kurt Munkacsi. The Chris A. Verges film The Changing Image of Opera documents the 1984 production at BAM and has never received wide distribution. This OMM recording hopes to bring this exciting package to the public at a reasonable price.
As Philip Glass's Einstein on the Beach is currently undergoing a revival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, I'm reminded of when I saw it there in 1984, the second series of performances after its initial run in 1976. This 4 1/2 hour "opera" is a combination of music, dance and visuals, and was truly unforgettable. Over the years, I've collected the different recordings of the work.First was the 1978 Tomato Records set, later released on CBS Masterworks..