A Performance Guide to Luigi Nono's Post-Prae-Ludium No. 1 "Per Donau" Page: I
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Tignor, Scott Edward. A Performance Guide to Luiqi Nono's Post-Prae-Ludium
No. 1 "Per Donau." Doctor of Musical Arts (Performance), August 2009, 34 pp., 16
figures, references, 38 titles.
Luigi Nono's work Post-Prae-Ludium No.1 "per Donau" represents a model for
the emerging genre of electroacoustic tuba music. It is important to preserve this
electroacoustic work because of its value to the tuba literature. Not only is it one of the
first electroacoustic works for the tuba, but it also was composed by a man who is highly
regarded in the field of music composition. Its preservation will be difficult because of
the rapid advancement in technology. Within the last three decades of existence, the
technology has evolved three times. An examination of the performance practice in
Post-Prae-Ludium was undertaken to understand the demand on the performer required
to play this work. This study will look at both non-traditional performance practices, as
well as an inherent problem of how the advancement of technology can actually
threaten the survival of a work dependent upon a specific version of electronic
Nono worked in collaboration with Giancarlo Schiaffini to compose a work for
tuba and live electronics. Correspondence with Schiaffini has provided his thoughts on
the collaboration of Post-Prae-Ludium with Nono and given a better understanding of
how to perform the work.
Technology will change, and these current adaptations of Post-Prae-Ludium may
not be valid in one or two decades. However, with the description and instruction given
by Nono and Schiaffini, in addition to recordings made of Post-Prae-Ludium, there is a
record from which to reproduce this work. This study provides a source allowing
performers to reproduce this work, thereby preserving it for future performers.
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Tignor, Scott Edward. A Performance Guide to Luigi Nono's Post-Prae-Ludium No. 1 "Per Donau", dissertation, August 2009; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11006/m1/2/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .