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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Includes complete libretto, 154 pg. booklet.
This is a passionate cry of protest against oppression, written by a committed Marxist. It calls itself music theatre, but there’s no story-line, just a series of tableaux in which the central character, the Emigrant, having fled from oppression as a miner, and endured ‘several experiences of intolerance and domination... begins to rediscover human relations’. Like all Nono’s music written of and for the masses, it’s written in a rebarbative style, full of harsh dissonance, fortissimo clusters and agonisingly splintered lines. The unremitting intensity of the music is matched at every moment by this blazing performance. David Rampy is stupendously impressive as the Emigrant, a real
Heldentenor, and the choir handles its jagged lines with amazing confidence and accuracy.
-- BBC Music Magazine
Works on This Recording
Intolleranza 1960 by Luigi Nono
Wolfgang Probst (Baritone),
Jerrold Van der Schaaf (Tenor),
Kathryn Harries (Soprano),
David Rampy (Tenor),
Ursula Koszut (Soprano)
Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,
Stuttgart State Orchestra
Period: 20th century
Written: 1960; Italy
Date of Recording: 3/1993
Venue: Staatsoper Stuttgart
Length: 54 Minutes 36 Secs.
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