Robert Wilson and Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach [signed special edition]

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Robert Wilson and Philip Glass - Einstein on the Beach [signed special edition]

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Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts (Signed Special Edition)

By Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, edited by Vicky Alliata.

New York: EOS enterprises, 1976. Special Edition. 4to (landscape). In wraps. The book itself is in very good condition with mild edgewear and a slight bump to one corner; the slipcase however is in fair condition, with rips and moderate edgewear. Presentation copy of a special edition which is no. 4 out of 100, and is signed by Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, and Andre de Groat. Provenance: from the library of Michael Schamberg to whom this copy is dedicated. It also contains a laid in plate signed by Robert Wilson in pencil numbered “AP/4.” Print is in very good condition with very minor bumps to corner.

Artistic and textual score for the groundbreaking and iconoclastic opera of Philip Glass and Robert Wilson, which abandoned the narrative form and orchestral accompaniment of traditional opera. First opening on January 25, 1976 it was the first score of Glass, who composed it after Wilson’s drawings, which during the performance were projected on stage. The opera featured choreography by Andre de Grote. It is considered to be one of the most significant and powerful performance works of the 20th century. 

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