The Venetian composer Luigi Nono, who died in 1990, has left behind a compositional legacy characterised by his advanced and sensitive musical language, his love of literature and Classicism, and his political ambitions.
Intolleranza 1960, dedicated to Arnold Schoenberg, Nono’s father-in-law, is one of his principle works. The designation ‘Scenic Action’ not only refers to the renunciation of a narrative form of music theatre, but also to the objective of this composition: it is an appeal to take action and to create a self-determined structure in society.
The selection of settings for the various scenes, which includes post-apocalyptic Hiroshima and an Algerian concentration camp, fuses with Nono’s dodecaphonic music with its range of textual and lyrical layers in this momentous document not only of its time.
Coro (registrato su nastro)/Chor (auf Tonband): Minatori, Dimonstranti, Torturati, Prigionieri, Emigranti, Algerini, Contadini/Bergarbeiter, Demonstranten, Gefolterte, Gefangene, Flüchtlinge, Algerier, Bauern
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