One of these works is the string quartet Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima, which was premiered by the LaSalle Quartet in Few postwar works. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Fragmente- Stille, An Diotima / “Hay Que Caminar” Sognando on Discogs. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Fragmente – Stille, An Diotima on Discogs.

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Was it its extremely fragmented and differentiated form, in which no musical constellations seem to recur in its course of around 40 minutes? Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.


What Nono seems to strive for, is a humanly engaging context for his works, but simultaneously, he does not want that meaning to be tied to the musical structure in an unequivocal way.

About 40 different bowing techniques are requested by Nono, and the dynamics range from pppp to ffff, although the levels above mf are rarely used. The extra-musical context is of course put to the front in these works. I think it is a rare phenomenon today. Many of the quotes are from the letters to Diotima in Hyperion, or from the Diotima poems. Rather, the sound documents that are used have this politics as their overarching context; and this context is intended to be transposed to the music.

His friendship with the philosopher Massimo Cacciari — later to be mayor of Venice — had directed Nono towards enigmatic writers like Walter Benjamin, Rainer Maria Rilke and the pre-socratic philosophers.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Some concepts and ideas are stale; today it is absolutely necessary to place the imagination in the foreground as much as possible.

The music does not illustrate or comment on the texts. Skip to main content. Now without the sense of belonging to the Darmstadt milieu, Nono took new directions. Help Center Find new research papers in: It is an interesting angle, and Nono himself often talked about this aspect in Musil.


Through the approximately 40 minutes of playing time, any repetitions of melodic or rhythmic figures are extremely hard to spot. I claimed that his primary focus was not on conveying a text, but on creating an engaging human context for his works. First, and least surprisingly, many of his works are homages: In the second half of the s, however, things changed.

Fragmente; Hay que caminar. Nono could doubtlessly have assigned time signatures to the different bars, but it would have been rather meaningless.

To wake up the fiotima, the eyes, human thinking, intelligence, the most exposed inwardness. He fragkente introduced to the milieu by Bruno Maderna and the conductor Hermann Scherchen, but his strong commitment to communism always distanced him somewhat from other dominant composers, like Boulez and Stockhausen.

A timely question is whether such a frequency of silences and fermata lends an aura of significance to any material. The three phases of Luigi Nono In the first important phase of his career, Luigi Nono became known as one of the leading figures in the summer courses for new music in Darmstadt in the s.

However, the actual music was always meant to be regarded as autonomous on a detailed level. But ensuing works like Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica and his orchestral settings of poems by Garcia Lorca secured him the respect of his fellow composers, however, and in the early s, Nono was widely regarded as one of the main proponents of serialism. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Despite of this richness of sonic detail, Paul Griffiths regards the quartet as monodic rather than polyphonic: The key word tends to be inwardness, and it seems that the turn was largely a turn towards not only personal, but also artistic self-reflection.

Log In Sign Up. Had he done something like that before? Nono clearly searches this expressive force negatively in most of the quartet, through almost painful pauses and prolongations and barely audible sounds. Was it its plenitude of prolonged silences, which demanded a whole new system of different fermata? Written for the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Nono uses Beethoven ‘s piano sonata instruction mit innigster Empfindung roughly, “with innermost searching of the heart” to imply a readiness to break out of the habitual “into the open air.


What interests me much more than the structure here, is the quality of the sound.

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Nono addresses the fundamental questions “Where am I, and who am I? This is hinted at by the title: The Fragments — Stillness must be discovered aurally, literally extracted in the process of hearing. What then, does this way of using text mean stikle the listener?

In the words of Paul Griffiths: But in the s, this bond was not as obvious in his music as it would be later. But the details of his music were just as far from chance procedures and aesthetic indifference as they had been.

In line with this interpretation, several commentators have stated that Nono did not stop making political music in his last period. Remember me on this computer. Other thoughts, other noises, other sounds, other ideas. String Quartet, Fragments; Beethoven: In the quartet, on the other hand, the fragmentation is extreme; the first three bars of the quartet include no less than nine fermata of different lengths: Even within one bar, there is no overarching pattern of movement, no reminiscence of dance, and the movement from one acoustic moment to the next is only done with extreme hesitation.

Fragmente – Stille, an Diotima, for string quartet

Paul Griffiths argues that the heaping up of tritones — because of the properties of the scala enigmatica — is one of the aspects that give the work its consistency.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. That is very difficult. Feeling much closer to the thinking of John Cage than he had done 20 years earlier, he now frequently spoke of — and composed with — silence.

Nono willingly shared his thoughts about the subject.