The second in Glass' trilogy about men who changed the world, Satyagraha's sub-text is politics. The opera is semi-narrative in form and deals with Mahatma Gandhi's early years in South Africa and his development of non-violent protest into a political tool. (Satyagraha is a Sanskrit word meaning…
Contents: Mad Rush -- Metamorphosis Nos. I-V -- Etude No. 2 -- Satyagraha Conclusion Act 3 -- Closing.
Barnes arranged this sonata from music from Glass's opera. The movements are: Knee Play No. 4 from Einstein on the Beach; Satyagraha (Conclusion, Act III); and Dance from Akhnaten Scene 3. Barnes premiered this piece in New York, April 2001. With program and biographical notes.