Knee Play 2 (Einstein On The Beach)
by Philip Glass
Violin - Sheet Music

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Composed by Philip Glass. Philip Glass: Einstein On The Beach - Knee Plays. Opera or Operetta. Book Only. 6 pages. Chester Music #MUSDU10659. Published by Chester Music (BT.MUSDU10659).

Einstein On The Beach, the opera from which Knee Play 2 was extracted, was a seminal work that broke all the rules, being non-linear, non-narrative, episodic, dreamlike and five hourslong.Knee Play 2 is one of the number songs composed for scene changes, simply set to Organ and using numbers and solfege syllables as text.

American composer Philip Glass is widely known as one ofthemost celebrated, influential and prolific of the modern composers. He is frequently referred to as a minimalist, though he prefers to call himself a composer of 'music with repetitive structures.'

Glass'operas,among them the renowned Einstein On The Beach, are performed across the globe, and he has created work for small and large ensembles, film and experimental theatre, and founded his own performing group,ThePhilip Glass Ensemble.

This four minute piece is the second Knee Play from Einstein On The Beach and is scored for Violin.

  • Knee Play 2 (Einstein On The Beach)