Luigi Nono's Canti di vita e d'amore represents a moment of stylistic shift in the composer's output, and also a change in his political commitments. As Nono's political commitments shifted from a kind of Left idealism to more immediate forms of social activism, so his composition turned from abstract integral serialism to more immediately perceptible constructive strategies. Canti di vita e d'amore not only exhibits these new developments in compositional technique, but also deploys those techniques to support the work's long-range narrative of emergence from present-day crisis into a future of light and hope.
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