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‘Einstein on the Beach’ finally hits L.A.’s shore

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/fall_preview/article/einstein_on_the_beach_finally_hits_l.a.s_shore

The 1976 premiere of “Einstein on the Beach” shook audiences up, recalling the shock at Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” in 1913. There was something incomprehensible, even infuriating, about Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s “Einstein,” but in spite of that — or perhaps, in part, because of it — the work became a landmark, challenging and enlarging traditional ideas and conventions of opera, theater and dance.

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