To mark the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of Luigi Nono, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Institute of Music, the Fondazione Archivio Luigi Nono, the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani and the Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Montepulciano have organised a seminar on the role of Friedrich Hölderlin’s poetry in 20th-century music.
The event also relies on the support of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien and the collaboration of the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, which will host the event in the Sale Apollinee.
At 2.30 pm the speakers will be philosophers Massimo Cacciari and Manfred Frank, Germanist Luigi Reitani and the composers Manzoni e Charlotte Seither, coordinated by Gianmario Borio (Institute of Music) and Sabine Meine (Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani). At 8 pm, there will be a concert devoted to Luigi Nono. The main work in the programme is the quartet Fragmente – Stille, An Diotima (1979/1980), a composition rich in quotations from Hölderlin’s verse.