Philip Glass is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. His work has been dubbed “minimal music”. Glass himself prefers to describe himself as a composer of “music with repetitive structures”. Early admirers of Philip Glass include Brian Eno and David Bowie. In the 1990s, Glass composed the Low Symphony and Heroes Symphony, thematically derived from the Bowie-Eno collaboration albums “Low” and “Heroes”. Throughout his career, Philip Glass has written numerous operas and musical theatre works, twelve symphonies, eleven concertos, eight-string quartets, and various other chamber music, and film scores. Three of his film scores have been nominated for Academy Awards. Glass has collaborated with artists such as Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, Mick Jagger, Leonard Cohen, David Byrne, Natalie Merchant, and Aphex Twin. He is the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music - simultaneously.
An essential part of Glass rich, historic recordings, and collaborations will be available on 180 gram audiophile vinyl throughout 2020 and 2021. The series includes the iconic operas “Einstein On The Beach”, “Satyagraha” and “Akhnaten”. “Itaipú & The Canyon”, “Glass Organ Works” and “Naqoyqatsi” are available on vinyl for the first time. Another highlight is “Essential”, a deluxe 4LP set, including a selection of his best work.
Einstein on the Beach is the much anticipated and critically acclaimed opera composed by Philip Glass. It's the first in Glass's thematically related Portrait Trilogy, along with Satyagraha and Akhnaten.