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

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

Edited by Angela Ida De Benedictis, Veniero Rizzardi

Part of the California Studies in 20th-Century Music series

Description

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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504 pages, 42 music ex, 11 line art, 14 tables
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Music reviews & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780520291201

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