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New Left Review I/32, July-August 1965

Michael Parsons

Luigi Nono

Luigi Nono, who was born in 1926, is a musician and a marxist who believes the composer must relate his music to the condition and problems of the contemporary world. He sees music as part of a wider context and as a means of defining and communicating consciousness. In order to express his thought he has used an unfamiliar and sometimes complex musical language: in spite of this, his music has succeeded in making a wide impact.

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