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Masterpiece Glass

Masterpiece Glass

Einstein on the beach

  • the original title was Einstein on the Beach in Wall Street, inspired by a photo of Albert Einstein on the beach and Nevil Shute’s book On the Beach
  • Glass was as good as unknown when he started Einstein
  • Glass is one of the figureheads of minimal music, a type of music in which the composer allows limited basic material to evolve very gradually in long-drawn-out repetitions
  • Glass produced Einstein on the Beach himself and after touring he had to work as a taxi driver to pay the expenses

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