Program #2009

This American Music Festival edition of New Sounds features excerpts from several new American operas, including Philip Glass'abstract extravanganza "Einstein on the Beach". Also, hear excerpts from "X, The Life And Times Of Malcolm X" by Anthony Davis, songs from Paul Dresher's "Slow Fire", and Robert Ashley's "Private Parts". Plus, listen to one of the choruses from John Adams' "Death of Klinghoffer" - the Desert Chorus.

PROGRAM # 2009, New American Opera (First aired on Thurs., 2/14/02)





Philip Glass

Einstein On The Beach

Knee Play I, excerpt [1:30]

Nonesuch #79323** *

Philip Glass


Funeral Dance [9:00]

Sony #M2K 42457** Also available online*.

John Adams

Harmonium/the Klinghoffer Choruses

Desert Chorus [5:00]

Nonesuch #79549** *

Paul Dresher

Slow Fire

Duck Blind [6:30]

Minmax #010.

Anthony Davis

X, The Life And Times Of Malcolm X

Ella's Aria [8:30]

Gramavision #R2-79470. This seems to be out of print. Davis's later opera, Tania, is on Koch Classics and is available online.*

Robert Ashley

Private Parts (The Record)

The Backyard, excerpt [13:00]

Lovely #1001. In some stores, or

Philip Glass

Einstein On The Beach

Knee Play III, excerpt [1:30]

See above.

*, ** Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page