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Nono: Como Una Ola De Fuerza Y Luz, Etc / Pollini Et Al

Release Date: 06/12/2007 
Label:  Dg 20th Century Classics Catalog #: 423248   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Luigi Nono
Performer:  Slavka TaskovaMaurizio Pollini
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...In Como una ola defuerzay luz (1971-72), the engineering is still more intricate and inventive. Indeed it's the very substance of the piece, for in the traditional sense there is little enough 'composing' involved: the tensions which sustain the affair arise from juxtapositions of blocks of sound much more than from patterns of notes. Maurizio Pollini dispatches the piano part—much hammering of repeated notes—with great rhetorical flair, which is all that it requires. (It does at least do something to disguise the rhythmic invertebracy of the whole piece.) Both Pollini's contribution and that of the soprano soloist, Slavka Taskova, are subjected to various electronic transformations and fed back into the score. After several hearings, I Read more find that the sheer sumptuousness of the sound still compels admiration. Musically there is scarcely anything that demands one's attention, but I can imagine that on a suitable occasion either piece might make rather a splendid, decadent effect.

-- Gramophone [7/1974]
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Works on This Recording

Como una ola de fuerza y luz by Luigi Nono
Performer:  Slavka Taskova (Soprano), Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971-1972; Italy 
Contrappunto dialettico alla mente by Luigi Nono
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967-1968; Italy 
Notes: "Contrappuncto dialettico alla mente" was realised on computer at the Studio di Fonologia della RAI di Milano, Italy. 
Sofferte onde serene by Luigi Nono
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Italy 

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