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NONO, Luigi
b Venice, 29 January 1924

In 1941 he entered the Venice Conservatory, and attended Malipiero's composition classes from 1943 to 1945. He graduated in law from Padua University and became a member of the Italian Communist Party. In 1955 he married Schoenberg's daughter, Nuria. From 1954 to 1960 he explored electronics and taught at Darmstadt; and from 1959 onwards he has been in great demand as a teacher, lecturer, debater and writer.

1950 (26)

Variazioni di Schoenberg, for chamber orchestra

1951 (27)

Composizione No 1, for orchestra

Polifonica-monodia-ritmica, for instrumental ensemble

1951-3 (27-9)

Epitaph for Lorca, for speaker, chorus and orchestra

1953 (29)

Due Espressioni, for orchestra

1954 (30)

The Red Mantle, ballet

Liebeslied, for chorus and instruments

La Victoire de Guernica, for chorus and orchestra

1954-5 (30-1)

Canti per 13, for thirteen instruments

1955 (31)

Incontri, for twenty-four instruments

1955-6 (31-2)

ll Canto Sospeso, for soli, chorus and orchestra

1957 (33)

Virianti, for violin, woodwind and strings

1957-8 (33-4)

La Terra e la Compagna, for soli, chorus and instruments

1958 (34)

Cori di Didone, for chorus and percussion

1958-9 (34-5)

Composizione No 2 for orchestra

1960 (36)

Hommage to Emilio Vedova, for tape

Ha Venido, for female voices

Sara Dolce Tacere, for eight solo voices

1961 (37)


1960, scenic action

1962 (38)

Canti di Hiroshima, for orchestra

1962-3 (38-9)

Canciones a Guiomar, for six female voices and instruments

1964 (40)

La Fabbrica Illuminata, for voice and tape

1965 (41)

Die Ermittlung, incidental music on tape

1966 (42)

Ricorda cosa ti hanno fatto in Auschwitz, for tape

1967 (43)

A Floresta, for speaker, instruments and tape

Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng, for orchestra and tape

1967-8 (43-4)

Contrappunto Dialettico, for tape

1968-9 (44-5)

Musica-manifesto No Z, for tape

1969 (45)

Musiche per Manzii, for tape

1969-70 (45-6)

Y Entonces Comprendid, for six female voices, chorus, tape and


1970 (46)

Voci . . ., for soli, speakers, chorus and orchestra

1971 (47)

Ein Gespenst, for soprano, chorus and orchestra

1971-2 (47-8)

Como una ola de fuerza y luz, for piano, orchestra and tape

1972-5 (48-51)

Al gran sole carico d'amore, scenic action

1973 (49)

Siamo la Gioventu del Vietnam, for unison voices

1974 (50)

Fur Paul Dessau, for tape

Notturni-Albae, for piano and tape

1976 (52)

Safferte onde Serene, for piano and tape

1980 (56)

Fragmente-Stille, for string quartet

1981 (57)

Das Atmende Klarsein, for bass flute and small chorus

Fragment from Prometheus, for three sopranos, small chorus, bass

flute, bass clarinet and tape

1982 (58)

Donde Estas Hermano?, for female voices

Quando Stanno Morendo, for female vocal quartet, flute, cello and electronics

1983 (59)

Guai Ai Gelidi Mostri, for two contraltos, ensemble and electronics

Homage to Gyorgy Kurtag, for contralto, bass tuba, flute and


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