But it was also extremely visual - intertwined with the music which was a little (and therefore not too) Philip Glass.
Here are the amazing visuals...
|The swinging colored pendulums.|
In the third movement, the giant pendulums swing for a while before two swing dancers came out and danced. About 15 other dancers would race on and off during this as well.
In the fourth movement 120 sheep were shepherded around the stage by music and a zeppelin. It was oddly moving.
The wrap up, with very little music, was Madame Currie's speech accepting the Nobel prize, interspersed with passages from her dairy about her husband (after his death). This was in English.