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A Venetian pre-biography

Authored by: Jonathan Impett

Routledge Handbook to Luigi Nono and Musical Thought

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781409455974
eBook ISBN: 9780429485732
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This chapter presents biographical background through Italian history of the nineteenth century and the context of high bourgeois society. Nono’s grandfather is renowned Venetian painter Luigi Nono. Certain common aspects of painter and composer are identified. Nono’s parents, Mario and Maria, both keen music lovers, lead a well-ordered existence as part of Venetian society. His father is a surveyor for a major bank and member of the city planning council.

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