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A composer's notes : Philip Glass and the making of an opera

Author: Philip Glass; Michael Blackwood; Michael Blackwood Productions.; Staatsoper Stuttgart.; Houston Grand Opera.
Publisher: New York, NY : Video Artists International, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary filmed during the writing, composing and rehearsal of "Akhnaten," a new work by a composer who is winning a growing audience despite his avant-garde associations. The film provides a "behind the scenes" look at the creation of a contemporary opera, while following the progress of two very different productions in Germany and Texas. Also included are portions of Einstein on the beach, Satygraha and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video
Named Person: Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Philip Glass; Philip Glass
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Glass; Michael Blackwood; Michael Blackwood Productions.; Staatsoper Stuttgart.; Houston Grand Opera.
OCLC Number: 25241304
Notes: "A composer's notes: Philip glass, the Making of Akhnaten"--Container.
VHS hi-fi stereo.
Video Artists International: 69049.
Credits: Photography, Mead Hunt ; editor, Peter Geismar ; music, Philip Glass.
Performer(s): Philip Glass.
Württemberg State Theatre, Stuttgart; Paul Esswood (Akhnaten); Milagro Vargas (Nefertiti); Houston Grand Opera; Christopher Robson (Akhnaten); Marta Senn (Nefertiti); Philip Glass Ensemble.
Event notes: Musical segments filmed 1973-1984.
Description: 1 videocassette (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Extended scenes from Akhnaten --
Excerpts from Satyagraha --
Spaceship, from Einstein on the beach.
Other Titles: Philip Glass and the making of an opera.
Responsibility: produced and directed by Michael Blackwood.

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A documentary filmed during the writing, composing and rehearsal of "Akhnaten," a new work by a composer who is winning a growing audience despite his avant-garde associations. The film provides a "behind the scenes" look at the creation of a contemporary opera, while following the progress of two very different productions in Germany and Texas. Also included are portions of Einstein on the beach, Satygraha and Music with changing parts.

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