Born: January 29, 1924
Died: May 8, 1990
Studies: Venice Conservatory (1941), University of Padua (1946)
Luigi Nono (January 29, 1924 – May 8, 1990) was an Italian avant-garde composer of classical music and an intellectual, one of the most important composers of the 20th century. Nono had been a member of the Italian Resistance during the Second World War. In fact Nono's striking political commitment, while allying him with some of his contemporaries at Darmstadt such as Henri Pousseur and in the earlier days Hans Werner Henze, distinguished him from others, including Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen. Nevertheless, it was with Boulez and Stockhausen that Nono became one of the leaders of the New Music during the 1950s.
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