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Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach Hardcover – September 30, 2012

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ROBERT WILSON is the author of numerous novels, including The Company of

Born in Baltimore in 1937, Philip Glass studied at the University of Chicago and the Juilliard School. The composer of operas, film scores, and symphonies, he performs regularly with the Philip Glass Ensemble and lives in New York.
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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Editions Dilecta; Bilingual edition (September 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 979-1090490048
  • ASIN: B006HDV8P0
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #772,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I researched whether or not this book contains the libretto. It does not appear to based on the more helpful publisher's description: "The book, Einstein of the Beach, focuses on the creation of this revolutionary opera through Bob Wilson's sketchbook and storyboard. Those pages show how the opera was imagined first and how it gradually took shape, as we know it today. The facsimile of an original text by Philip Glass, wrote at the time, describes the musical score and the link it has to Wilson's stageplay. Fourteen photographs of the four performances of the opera (1976, 1984, 1992, 2012) show the completion of this fruitful collaboration between the two artists.

"This book also bears unpublished documents, a preface by Robert Wilson himself and allows the fans of Einstein on the Beach to discover what went on behind the scenes and to have a better understanding of the impact of this opera to this day still a major influence on the musical scene."
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Not for everybody, but essential if you're a fan of the opera. Nicely put together, lot's of insider stuff, well worth it.
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