Music by Philip Glass. Vocal text drawn from original sources by Shalom Goldman. March 24, 1984, Württembergisch Staatstheater Stuttgart conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. The third in the Glass’ trilogy of operas about men who changed the world in which they lived through the power of their ideas, Akhnaten ‘s subject is religion. The Pharaoh Akhnaten was the first monotheist in recorded story, and his substitution of a one-god religion for the multi-god worship in use when he came to power was responsible for his violent overthrow. The opera describes the rise, reign, and fall of Akhnaten in a series of tableaus.
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More albums from Philip Glass: Kundun (Music From The Original Soundtrack) by Philip Glass. Violin Concerto, Concerto Grosso No. 5 by Philip Glass. Cute by Philip Glass. Glass Organ Works – Music Of Philip Glass by Philip Glass. Animals In Love by Philip Glass. Satyagraha by Philip Glass. The Thin Blue Line by Philip Glass. Glassworks by Philip Glass. View all albums . Akhnaten. 4. Scene 2: The Coronation Of Akhnaten. 5. Scene 3: The Window Of Appearances. 6. Scene 1: The Temple. 7. Scene 2: Akhnaten & Nefertiti. 8. Scene 3: The City.
Songs in album Philip Glass - Akhnaten (1987). 1. Act I - Prelude: Refrain, Verse 1, Verse 2. Philip Glass. 10:45 320 Кб/с 238. 2.
As with Satyagraha, he opted for a relatively traditional orchestration, with only Michael Riesman's electric keyboards supplementing the standard instrumentation, and with six main voices deployed in various configurations.
Album · 2000 · 9 Songs. Akhnaten: Dance (Act II Scene 3). Takuo Yuasa & Ulster Orchestra. Released: 1 Apr 2000.
ENO’s production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/The Guardian. We created this production before Brexit and Trump, and the questions we began asking then have taken on a new potency. Was Akhnaten a brilliant visionary who transformed the world, or a glorified cult leader drunk on power? Did he unite his country with a singular focus, or divide it with extreme rhetoric? While I’ve come to believe that he was a transformative figure who tried to shape the world for the better – but on stage I like to keep the question open. And with the two composers echoing in my mind this last year, I was able to make an album that put them side by side. Once you learn to sing Glass’s music, you also have to learn how to remember it! I thought the opera’s ancient Egyptian text would be hard to master, but with enough careful translation and study, it proved surmountable.