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

Luigi Nono, Angela Ida De Benedictis, and Veniero Rizzardi


This 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 ... More

Keywords: Luigi Nono, new music, theatre, musical experience, painting, literature, politics, science, mysticism, post-war music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520291195
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520291195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luigi Nono, author

Angela Ida De Benedictis, editor
Paul Sacher Foundation

Veniero Rizzardi, editor
State Conservatory of Padua