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December 21, 2010

Philip Glass: Akhnaten, Act I, Scene 3

The one who neglects the present moment loses all that he has. As the arrow passing through the heart, the warrior not knowing what it was.
- Akhenaten

Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra and Chorus - Window of Appearances from Akhnaten.

According to the composer, this work is the culmination of his two other biographical operas, Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha (about Mohandas Gandhi). These three people — Akhenaten, Einstein and Gandhi — were all driven by an inner vision which altered the age in which they lived, in particular Akhenaten in religion, Einstein in science, and Gandhi in politics.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 21, 2010 12:21 PM