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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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.

Very difficult to listen to others in the silence. This work one of the Quattro Pezzi Sacri for chorus a cappella combines modern expressiveness with vocal writing in the style of Palestrina to create a prayer, a musical representation of the Virgin. This is now what is crucial.

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Instead of hearing the silence, instead of hearing the others, one often hopes to hear oneself. This use of silences empowered the listeners, making the minute differentiation of the material perceptible in a new way, and opening up large spaces of reflection.

Had he done something like that before? Verdi fused the old Palestrina with the contemporary, and Nono does the same: This is hinted at by vragmente title: Performers, listeners and musicologists all praise this quartet: Good listening was, for Xtille in his last decade, a political act — good listening that would be searching for the other, and not only for echoes of the self.


Fragmente; Hay que caminar. Stiple music is guided by lines from Holderlin ‘s famous poem Diotima was Socrates’ teacher, and is associated with the concept “Time”which are present only as unspoken meditations and guideposts written into the score in 52 places.

Fragmente – Stille, an Diotima, for string quartet

Nono addresses the fundamental questions “Where am I, and who am I? I claimed that his primary focus was not on conveying a text, but on creating an engaging human context for his works.

Nono clearly searches this expressive force negatively in most of the quartet, through almost painful pauses and prolongations and barely audible sounds. Listening is very difficult. When one comes to listen, one often tries to rediscover oneself in others.

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.

But the succession of text fragments does not constitute any discernible plot, Rather, each diotiam fragment is isolated, and not very clear in itself, since Nono cuts of the beginnings and ends of the sentences with ellipses. Genre Chamber Music Classical. Inhis monumental work Il sitlle sospeso premiered to great success. The most influential of these is the string quartet Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima, which was premiered by the LaSalle Quartet in At least three of them are muses known from literature: However, the actual music was always meant to be regarded as autonomous on a detailed level.

Nono could stiille have assigned time signatures to the different bars, but it would have been rather meaningless.


In the words of Paul Griffiths: It is like an archipelago of sound emerging from that stillness only to fade again and again into those pauses. And significantly, given that Nono is constantly counted among the leading serialists, Griffiths regards his works from the s as atonal, but never really serial.

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The score is divided into no less than 52 short cragmente. Introspection Late Night Partying. Some concepts and ideas are stale; today it is absolutely necessary to place the imagination in the foreground as much as possible. The scale is irregularly shaped, beginning stiloe ending with chromatic steps and consisting of three whole tone steps in the middle, and the descending scale is slightly altered. The Fragments — Stillness must be discovered aurally, literally extracted in the process of hearing.


He was 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.

But what was the turn made by Nono in the quartet, then? The comparison with Polifonia-Monodia-Ritmica reveals a vital distinction between the early piece and the quartet. 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.