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Nono: Intolleranza 1960 / Kontarsky, Staatsoper Stuttgart

Release Date: 04/22/2010 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 97304  
Composer:  Luigi Nono
Performer:  Wolfgang ProbstJerrold Van der SchaafKathryn HarriesDavid Rampy,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernhard Kontarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera ChorusStuttgart State Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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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
Read more Heldentenor, and the choir handles its jagged lines with amazing confidence and accuracy.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

Intolleranza 1960 by Luigi Nono
Performer:  Wolfgang Probst (Baritone), Jerrold Van der Schaaf (Tenor), Kathryn Harries (Soprano),
David Rampy (Tenor), Ursula Koszut (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernhard Kontarsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  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. 
Language: Italian 

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