Library of Congress Adds Glass Opera, Van Cliburn to Recording Registry

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:24 AM

'Einstein on the Beach' at the Brooklyn Academy of Music 'Einstein on the Beach' at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Stephanie Berger)

“Einstein on the Beach” is headed to the Library of Congress. On Thursday, the library announced its 25 newest additions to the National Recording Registry. Among them is the landmark multimedia opera by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson.

The library selects said it selects albums for “their cultural, artistic and historic importance to the nation's aural legacy."

Also among the new additions is a recording from April 1958 of Van Cliburn, then 23 years old, performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for the finals of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. And a 1959 "A Program of Song" by the soprano Leontyne Price was also added.

The original Broadway cast recording of “South Pacific,” the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence” were among the other additions.


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Road Cat from NYC

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Mar. 21 2013 05:55 PM

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