Excerpts were used as background music for several shots in season 3, episode 5 of the Mr. Robot television series. In the episode "Out With Dad" of the TV series Frasier , the title character, an opera lover, says, "You see, there's a stunning woman who comes to the opera on the same nights we do. She has the box right across from ours. We've flirted a bit from a distance.
I have laughed with her during Figaro , cried with her during Tosca. I even had a dream about her during Einstein on the Beach. Excerpts from the movement "Knee Play 1" are played during a montage sequence in the Alex Gibney documentary film. At the Drum Corps International World Championship, the first-place winners, the Carolina Crown , earned a perfect score in the brass section when they performed parts of "Knee 5".
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That is the way in which this was more than opera and was, I'm quite sure, a first for the Metropolitan Opera. Premiered in Holland in , "Satyagraha" is the second of Glass' many operas and the first written for the resources of a standard opera company.
Four years earlier, the composer and director-designer Robert Wilson had broken the operatic mold with "Einstein on the Beach," music theater of images created for the composer's own ensemble and with no sung libretto. But although he wrote for classically trained singers and a standard orchestra, he did not leave his experimental roots behind.
The era of high Minimalism, begun some 15 years earlier, was ending but not over. The sound was gorgeous. Gandhi's 20 years in South Africa are treated as ritual in historical scenes that take place between and In it, the Lord Krishna tells the warrior Arjuna to put pain and pleasure aside, that action is a moral duty: Be unconcerned with consequences, with victory or defeat, but act with the world's welfare as your intention.
Krishna's words fit eerily well with the opera's well-known events, which include Gandhi's protest movements and the publication of the newspaper Indian Opinion. The extraordinary new production, originated by English National Opera, is the improbable work of Britain's Improbable theater company. Following Gandhian principles of self-sufficiency, Crouch creates unforgettable sets before the audience's eyes with newspapers, tape and other "humble materials.
The production is a work of genius that ranges from the very simple to the fantastically ambitious, looking at times as if all of the Whitney Biennial has found its way onto a miraculous Met stage. There are aerialists and huge, amazing puppets. A sense of playful fantasy somehow suits the meditative mood of the music and the serious needs of the religious and political subject matter.
Each of the opera's three acts has a patron saint and each act in this slow, luminous performance lasts in the neighborhood of an hour. Tolstoy and then the Indian poet Tagore look on from cutouts in the backdrop. Throughout the last act -- which is taken up with the New Castle March, when Gandhi led thousands of protesting indentured workers -- Martin Luther King Jr. Eventually he dominates the background against a cloud-spotted sky as Gandhi sings of eternity in the foreground.
The effect, exactly one week after the 40th anniversary of King's assassination, was, I thought, unbelievably moving. The singing, from soloist and chorus, was uniformly wonderful. Croft's Verdian rapture and Mozartian purity were just the beginnings of his creation of an imagined character. Richard Bernstein was Krishna and Bradley Garvin Arjuna in the mythical opening scene, when Gandhi gets his spiritual bearings.
The opera so resonates with the moment that a month's worth of Gandhi symposiums and events are taking place around Manhattan. Tibetan monks involved in their own nonviolent demonstrations right now were in the audience, as was a Gandhi grandson. Glass received a hero's welcome at his curtain call. But Gelb left out one important thing: "Satyagraha" is not among this season's high-definition broadcasts of Met productions at movie theaters.
Someone who knows the ways of the company told me that adding it to the schedule could cost a million dollars. On Friday night, "Satyagraha" came to the Metropolitan Opera.
This is the work by Philip Glass composed in the late s. The title is Sanskrit, and it can be translated as "The Firmness of Truth. Gandhi in South Africa.
Glass's score is a perfect example of minimalism. And you know this style, its strengths and weaknesses. At its best, minimalism is lulling, hypnotic, transporting.
At its worst, it is maddeningly dull. The listener hopes to surrender to a minimalist score. If he can, he is happy — even "blissed out. The musical drug has to take effect. If it does not, woe to the listener. In my view, "Satyagraha" reflects minimalism both high and low — but mainly high. For me, the drug really takes effect in the second of the three acts. Glass's music is inspired, skillful, and surpassingly beautiful.
But — again, for me — the drug wears off in the third act, which succumbs to tedium. There is no complaining about the ending, however: Here we get an aria, or type of aria, sung by the tenor portraying Gandhi. It is a simple thing in C major; the tenor sings a simple ascending scale, E to E. Glass hit on something very nice here. Is "Satyagraha" really an opera?
Or is it more like an oratorio or cantata, with a production around it? There is certainly a sense of ceremony about this work. It has an air of churchliness, dare I say. But there is a less cynical, and better, view. Glass is certainly fortunate in this current production, and in his performers. The Met shares the production with the English National Opera. The music for the Building is a development of the second theme, recognizable by its highly accented rhythmic profile, in which the repeated figures form simple arithmetic progressions.
The 64 third theme is a rhythmic expansion of a traditional cadential formula. This "cadence" theme forms the principal material of the opera, being used for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Knee Plays, as well as almost the entire music for Act IV, Scene 3, the Spaceship. Five "Knee Plays" frame the opera's structure and appear in between acts, while also functioning as the opening and closing scenes.
Glass defines a "Knee Play" as an interlude between acts and as "the 'knee' referring to the joining function that humans' anatomical knees perform".
David Cunningham, a Glass scholar, writes that the intermittence of Glass's "Knee Plays" amongst the opera's four acts, serves as a "constant motif in the whole work".
The work is structured as follows: . The section is written in the same style as the rest of the opera, but has an instrumentation of soprano saxophone and bass clarinet , omitting the electronic keyboard used in most of the segments in Einstein on the Beach.
A poem by Christopher Knowles is read over the musical soprano saxophone and bass clarinet line and in the poem's meanderings, it mentions such "TV personalities" as David Cassidy. A shortened version of this piece was chosen along with three other selections from Einstein on the Beach to appear on another Philip Glass album Songs from the Trilogy , which also included selections from Glass's operas Satyagraha and Akhnaten.
The section's title is a reference to a Carole King song of the same name , from her album Tapestry. Two "complete" recordings of the opera have been made: the first in , initially released on the Tomato label TOM in , and later reissued by CBS Masterworks , followed by Sony Classical both M4K ; the second in , released that same year on the Nonesuch label The recording was held to minutes in order to fit onto four LP records, i.
The recording encompassed minutes, freed by the technology of the compact disc, although it was released on three CDs instead of the original's four. Michael Riesman conducted both recordings. Johnson performed the opera's texts, with Philip Glass Ensemble performer Iris Hiskey taking the soprano solo.
Johnson's roles respectively, and Jeremy Montemarano voiced the role of "The Boy;" Schuman sang the soprano role. Most of the participants in the Nonesuch recording had performed in Einstein on the Beach during its world tour.
A minute highlights CD from the Brooklyn Academy of Music performances, accompanied by a DVD documentary, was released by Philip Glass's personal label Orange Mountain Music in early September ,  and an extended recording, minutes long, was released at the same time but available only by download from the iTunes Store. In October , Pacifica Radio released a two disc set of a interview with Glass and Wilson conducted at The Kitchen and excerpts from a rehearsal of some excerpts from the opera, also performed at The Kitchen on March 19,Dec 14, · reggae.shakalkreemalaramaralsarana.infoinfo - Forum wielotematyczne > Download > MUZYKA > Exclusive Section (HQ) > Audio HQ > Philip Glass - Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective () FLAC Narzędzia wątku ,