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Title A Composer's Notes.

Publication Info. Michael Blackwood Productions, 1985.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (87 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Achim Freyer, Christopher Keene, Christopher Robson, David Freeman, Dennis Russell Davies, John DeMain, Paul Esswood, Philip Glass, Richard Einhorn, Richard Riddell, Robert Israel, Shalom Goldman
Event Originally produced by Michael Blackwood Productions in 1985.
Summary Philip Glass provides an intimate look at the inspiration, development, and production of his third opera, *Akhnaten*. Two productions of the opera premiere almost simultaneously, at the Stuttgart Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. Their dramatically different interpretations of *Akhnaten* make for a fascinating contrast in American and European theatrical values. Filmed at rehearsals and performances in Germany and the United States. In Egypt, where he visits remaining evidences of Akhnaten, in Armana where he had moved his palace from Luxor to pursue his monotheistic worship. And in India, a country whose music influenced Glass in his formative years when he collaborated with Ravi Shankar. The film also looks back at two earlier Glass music-theater works: Einstein on the Beach and Satyagraha. Nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at the **Sundance Film Festival**.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Biography.
Documentary films.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Added Author Blackwood, Michael, film director.
Freyer, Achim, actor.
Keene, Christopher, actor.
Robson, Christopher, actor.
Freeman, David, actor.
Russell Davies, Dennis, actor.
DeMain, John, actor.
Esswood, Paul, actor.
Glass, Philip, actor.
Einhorn, Richard, actor.
Riddell, Richard, actor.
Israel, Robert, actor.
Goldman, Shalom, actor.
Michael Blackwood Productions (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 5326115 Kanopy