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Akhnaten in HD

Thirty five years after it was written, the Met staged Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten for the first time this month. Today it made its way to the movie theater as part of the company’s HD series. Glass is a leading member of the minimalist school of music. My understanding of this school is that it…

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Satyagraha in HD

Philip Glass’s opera Satyagraha was presented today on the Metropolitan Opera’s HD network. First performed in 1980 this work is essentially an opera without music. It consists entirely of chanting for soloists and chorus accompanied by orchestra. Further complicating things is that the words have nothing to do with the story. And the story is mainly implied….

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