Biography of Luigi Nono (1924-1990)

Italian composer, born in 1924 and died on 9 May 1990.

He began his training at the Conservatory of his native Venice with Malipiero. After graduating in law, he returned to the musical studies with Maderna and Scherchen. Its canonical variations (1950), driven by Scherchen, unveiled you in Germany, which enjoyed great renown. After the success of Il canto sospeso (1956) embarked on a major international career. He taught in Europe and America and worked in the electronic Studio of Radio of Milan (1954-1960). One of the first composers school serial was postweberiana and representative of Darnstadt school (until 1959). Militant of the Italian Communist Party, joined his ideological commitment to many of his works. Within his generation have great interest their choral and works, already in its final stage, he worked more and more electroacoustic music. Its latest creations include Fragmente-Stille an Diotima (for String Quartet, 1980); Das atmende klarsein (low flute, choir and instruments, electroacoustic, 1981); Quando Stanno Morendo (for 3 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, cello, serious flute and electronic amplification, 1982), and the opera Prometeo (1984).