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Composer: Nono, Luigi (1924-1990)

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Year of birth1924
Year of death1990
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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DijonVenice 1594 | 1989

Marini, Nono
L'Académie des cosmopolites; Céline Steiner; Viola Gröninger; Brice Pauset

DortmundMusik für Freaks: Sarah Maria Sun

Cage, Saunders, Aperghis, Berio, Nono
Sarah Maria Sun, Soprano

MunichNono, Berg, Schoenberg, Mozart

Nono, Berg, Schoenberg, Mozart
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Barbara Hannigan; Christian Tetzlaff; Elizabeth Karani; Tuuri Dede

PotsdamSchnittke, Nono, Scelsi

Schnittke, Nono, Scelsi
KAPmodern Ensemble
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Portraits of the Female: Barbara Hannigan

Barbara Hannigan © Elmer de Haas
Hannigan plays with expectations, opening with a single spotlight after a complete stage blackout to dramatic effect, and I am pretty sure she was rocking slippers on stage. 
****1
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Beethoven and beyond: Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
Vladimir Jurowski is fond of grand statements, and sometimes off-the-wall programming – genius when it works, baffling when it doesn’t. 
***11
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Spiritually-charged Luigi Nono at Musikfest Berlin

Isabelle Faust © Peter Adamik | Berlin Festspeil
On the eve of the Musikfest Berlin, Isabelle Faust’s performance of Luigi Nono’s La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura was an extraordinary time capsule back to the work’s premiere in 1988.
*****
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Fire from the gods: Nono's Prometeo in Duisburg

Prometeo
Luigi Nono's epic treatment of the Prometheus myth took over a fomer turbine hall in the heart of the Ruhr.
*****
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Space warps time in Luigi Nono’s Prometeo at the Holland Festival

Ingo Metzmacher © Kai Bienert
Listening is the only requirement for travelling through the spatial soundscapes of Luigi Nono’s rarely performed masterpiece Prometeo. Looking almost got in the way at the Holland Festival.
*****
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