Happy belated birthday tribute to Albert Einstein…

Albert Einstein’s birthday was March 14th — he was born 134 years ago in 1879 and died in April 1955. In Summer 1976 the opera “Einstein on the Beach,” written by American composer Philip Glass, made its debut. Basically this plotless opera was conceived as a “metaphorical look at Albert Einstein: scientist, humanist, amateur musician—and the man whose theories (…) led to the splitting of the atom”, evoking nuclear holocaust in the climactic scene.

Moving ahead some 17 years to 1993, the American rock band, Counting Crows, released their song “Einstein on the Beach,” this title inspired by the Philip Glass opera “Einstein on the Beach.”

Here is the Counting Crows video of their song:

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One thought on “Happy belated birthday tribute to Albert Einstein…

  1. It occurred to me after I wrote this post last nite that there is a 1985 movie “Insignificance” where Albert Einstein is a featured character. Directed by filmmaker, Nicolas Roeg, this movie is a meeting of the minds between four people of 1950s notoriety: Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Joseph McCarthy. The characters are not designated as themselves per se; instead they are respectively the “Professor,” the “Actress,” the “Ballplayer,” and the “Senator.”
    I loved this film, caught up in the dynamics of the interaction of these four iconic figures. Einstein shown brightly here also.

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