Philip Glass - Akhnaten: An Opera in Three Acts for Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists (1987)
The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies
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Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Opera | Label: CBS Masterworks | # M2K 42457 | Time: 02:08:37
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. Libretto (Egyptian, Arcadian, Hebrew, and language of the audience) by the composer in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel and Richard Riddell. Vocal text drawn from original sources by Shalom Goldman.