Developing an interpretation of Luigi Nono’s ...sofferte onde serene...

Luciane Cardassi


This article discusses preparation and development for my audio and video recording of one of the most important pieces for piano and tape from the twentieth century: ...sofferte onde serene... by Italian composer Luigi Nono. The text contextualizes the piece in Nono’s output, discusses important aspects of the composition and proposes learning and performing strategies for pianists interested in this repertoire.

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CARDASSI, Luciane. ...sofferte onde serene... by Luigi Nono. Banff, The Banff Centre, 2009. Available at: Audio recording.

_____. ...sofferte onde serene... by Luigi Nono. Banff, The Banff Centre, 2009. Available at:

youtube part 1: and

youtube part 2: Video recording.

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