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

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

  • Author: Nono
  • Translator: O'Donnell, John
  • Editor: Benedictis, Angela Ida De
  • Editor: Rizzardi, Veniero
The appeal of what the English music historian Harriet Boyd-Bennett called Nono's 'sonic hubub' is elucidated in this long overdue collection of the composer's writings and interviews. A comparable... More…

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Contents

  • 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