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    Default Luigi Nono (1924 - 1990)

    Bio:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Nono

    Recent article:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musi...reative-utopia


    From personal experience, avant-gardist Luigi Nono has been a tough nut to crack.

    Perhaps those who have succeeded with this composer, could share their knowledge via stories, printed material, suggested CDs, DVDs, etc. Enjoy!

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    Nono is a composer I have been dying to explore, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
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    I agree, as well, that Luigi Nono is tough to get into.

    I've procured some albums of Nono music off-and-on since the mid-1990s, but have only gotten into Nono's early 1950s serial works. The one I listen to most is his "Variazioni canoniche" (1950) for chamber orchestra.

    Don't have much interest in Nono's politcal stage works, I'm afraid.

    Nono's mature style is characterized by passages of lengthy silences and/or "pianissimo". The one later piece by Nono with which I connect is "No hay caminos, hay que caminar...", his 1987 hommage to Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky, who died in 1986.

    Nono himself passed away not long after this.

    Both of the above works appeared on the French Auvidis label Astree in the early 1990s ...



    ... the program of which has been re-issued in Y2K on Disques Montaigne:

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Nono is a composer I have been dying to explore, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
    Apparently, more than a few "have been dying to explore, but haven't...." No previous Composer Guestbook for.

    I dabbled with this Arditti SQ, but culled it soon after. To date, the only Arditti I've culled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Apparently, more than a few "have been dying to explore, but haven't...." No previous Composer Guestbook for.

    I dabbled with this Arditti SQ, but culled it soon after. To date, the only Arditti I've culled.

    41RvnFZPhmL._SS400_.jpg51kOdALNpeL._SS400_.jpg
    Hmm that is really interesting Vaneyes, considering you are one of the members of the forum that is very open to contemporary music.

    hmm I'll have to try my luck with Luigi Nono soon.
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    Alright, so I listened to this piece first.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQlLDE1tymo

    There were elements of it that I really liked but I wasn't sure how I felt about the piece as a whole.

    After that I listened to about half of this piece.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-CKV...ture=endscreen

    and...I really liked it! I would have to listen to it more to really judge it from a musical point of view, but just from a emotional reactionary point of view it was really neat! It sounded like I was in some sacred place with voices of ancient people calling out to me.
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    One of his pieces woke me up with his wild dynamics. It was a 30 minute piece. I had to skip to the next piece on Schnittke Custom Radio station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Alright, so I listened to this piece first.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQlLDE1tymo

    There were elements of it that I really liked but I wasn't sure how I felt about the piece as a whole.

    After that I listened to about half of this piece.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-CKV...ture=endscreen

    and...I really liked it! I would have to listen to it more to really judge it from a musical point of view, but just from a emotional reactionary point of view it was really neat! It sounded like I was in some sacred place with voices of ancient people calling out to me.

    I wasn't impressed by Hinterhauser with, "Sofferte onde serene....for piano and magnetic tape". And, how dare he have a score! LOL Pollini's better, but I culled him, too.

    I agree about, "La Lontananza Nostalgica Utopica Futura". The trigger could be pulled on that. And, "Prometeo".

    Brilliant Classics needs to get involved, to make Nono better value (or gamble).

    Related:

    http://www.lafolia.com/archive/covel...00403nono.html
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    Wait, what does the phrase "The trigger could be pulled on that" mean?

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    I have this disc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cnote11 View Post


    I have this disc
    And?...what do you think?

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    It all depends on whether or not you love great music. If you do then it comes recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cnote11 View Post
    It all depends on whether or not you love great music. If you do then it comes recommended.
    Is there any music you don't like?

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    Yes, there is music I don't like. Katy Perry, Ke$ha, P!nk, Kenny G, Souja Boy, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violadude View Post
    Wait, what does the phrase "The trigger could be pulled on that" mean?
    The act of purchase.

    But let me add, I'm usually a patient man regarding buys. Meaning, I can wait until a market improves.

    The Nono market is largely in a state of disarray...not unlike some of his music. Many many OOPs, often requesting unreasonable sums on Amazon Marketplace. Even fairly new releases can be priced well above the norm.

    I extensively sampled Nono CDs yesterday. The result is that I'm in a holding pattern, as far as buys are concerned.

    The CDs I'm interested in (excepting one) are not financially attractive at the moment. This may or not change, so Nono's a waiting game...free of anxiety.

    "Pilgrim, there is no pathway, there is only travelling itself."


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