Nostalgia for the Future: Luigi Nono's Selected Writings and Interviews

Author:   Luigi Nono ,  Angela Ida De Benedictis ,  Veniero Rizzardi ,  John O'Donnell
Publisher:   University of California Press
Volume:   21
ISBN:  

9780520291201


Pages:   461
Publication Date:   21 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Nostalgia for the Future is the first collection in English of the writings and interviews of Luigi Nono (1924-1990). One of the most prominent figures in the development of new music after World War II, he is renowned for both his compositions and his utopian views. His many essays and lectures reveal an artist at the center of the analytical, theoretical, critical, and political debates of the time. This selection of Nono's most significant essays, articles, and interviews covers his entire career (1948-1989), faithfully mirroring the interests, orientations, continuities, and fractures of a complex and unique personality. His writings illuminate his intensive involvements with theatre, painting, literature, politics, science, and even mysticism. Nono's words make vividly evident his restless quest for the transformative possibilities of a radical musical experience, one that is at the same time profoundly engaged with its performers and spaces, its audiences, and its human and social motivations and ramifications.

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Author:   Luigi Nono ,  Angela Ida De Benedictis ,  Veniero Rizzardi ,  John O'Donnell
Publisher:   University of California Press
Imprint:   University of California Press
Volume:   21
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.726kg
ISBN:  

9780520291201


ISBN 10:   0520291204
Pages:   461
Publication Date:   21 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Preface Introduction EXERGO: Clarifications (1956) EXCURSUS I. An Autobiography of the Author Recounted by Enzo Restagno (1987) PART ONE. MUSICAL ANALYSIS AND COMPOSITION 1. Luigi Dallapiccola and the Sex Carmina Alcaei (ca. 1948) 2. On the Development of Serial Technique (1956) 3. The Development of Serial Technique (1957) 4. Text-Music-Song (1960) 5. [About Il canto sospeso] (1976) EXCURSUS II. A Letter from Los Angeles (1965) PART TWO. MUSIC ONSTAGE: FROM A THEATER OF IDEAS TO THE TRAGEDY OF LISTENING 1. Some Clarifications on Intolleranza 1960 (1962) 2. Possibility and Necessity of a New Music Theater (1962) 3. Play and Truth in the New Music Theater (1962) 4. Die Ermittlung: A Musical and Theatrical Experience with Weiss and Piscator [Music and Theater] (1966) 5. Toward Prometeo: Journal Fragments (1984) EXCURSUS III. Interview with Renato Garavaglia (ca. 1979-80) PART THREE. CONSCIENCE, FEELINGS, COLLECTIVE REALITY 1. Historical Presence of Music Today (1959) 2. Music and Resistance (1963) 3. Replies to Seven Questions by Martine Cadieu (1966) 4. Music and Power (1969) 5. In the Sierra and in the Parliament (1971) EXCURSUS IV. Technology to Discover a Universe of Sounds: Interview with Walter Prati and Roberto Masotti (1983) PART FOUR. PORTRAITS AND DEDICATIONS 1. Josef Svoboda (1968) 2. Remembering Two Musicians (1973) 3. Victor Jara's Song (1974) 4. Preface to Arnold Schoenberg's Harmonielehre (1977) 5. Bartok the Composer (1981) 6. For Helmut (1983) 7. For Marino Zuccheri (1986) EXCURSUS V. Interview with Michelangelo Zurletti (1987) PART FIVE. THE POSSIBLE INFINITIES 1. Error as a Necessity (1983) 2. Other Possibilities for Listening (1985) 3. Lecture at the Chartreuse in Villeneuve-les-Avignon (1989) EXCURSUS VI. Proust Questionnaire (1986) Notes and Abbreviations Bibliographical Notes and Comments to the Texts Chronology of Nono's Works Index

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Italian avant-garde composer Luigi Nono (1924-1990) was part of the group of high modernists whose work dominated the post-war European music scene. Experimenting with sound and technology, Nono's compositions and writings frequently addressed the role of the arts in a progressive society. Angela Ida De Benedictis is Curator and Research Associate at the Paul Sacher Foundation (Basel). She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Luigi Nono Archive and Scientific Director of the Centro Studi Luciano Berio. Veniero Rizzardi is Professor at the State Conservatory of Padua and Adjunct Professor at the Ca' Foscari University in Venice. He is cofounder of the Luigi Nono Archive in Venice and also a curator of a new music series at the University of Padua. Both De Benedictis and Rizzardi have edited critical editions of music by Luigi Nono.

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