Voicing the Labyrinth: The Collaborations of Edoardo Sanguineti and Luciano Berio
Twentieth Century Music (2012) Vol. 9, No. 1-2, pp. 63-78

In this article David Osmond-Smith discusses the 'creative cross-fertilization' between Luciano Berio and the poet Edoardo Sanguineti. Berio first approached Sanguineti at the suggestion of Umberto Eco, and the article begins with a discussion of Berio and Eco's radiophonic project ...

Spaces of Resistance: The Adorno-Nono Complex
Twentieth Century Music (2012) Vol. 9, No. 1-2, pp. 79-99

The historical and theoretical resonances between the work of Theodor Adorno and that of Luigi Nono have hitherto remained underexplored. In this article a debate is constructed between the two figures concerning the politics of space in advanced music in ...

The Dramaturgical and Compositional Genesis of Luigi Nono's "Intolleranza" 1960
Twentieth Century Music (2012) Vol. 9, No. 1-2, pp. 101-141

Intolleranza 1960, an 'azione scenica in two parts based on an idea by Angelo Maria Ripellino, music by Luigi Nono', was first performed on 13 April 1961 during the 24th International Contemporary Music Festival at the Teatro La Fenice in ...

A Semblance of Freedom: Kurt Amadeus Hartmann Between Democratic Renewal and Cold War, 1945-7
Twentieth Century Music (2012) Vol. 9, No. 1-2, pp. 143-159

For more than a decade, literature on the cultural politics of the Cold War in postwar Europe has done much to question the notion that the political manipulation of music was confined to the Soviet bloc, and that musicians in ...

Resituating the Icon: David Osmond-Smith's Contribution to Music Semiotics
Twentieth Century Music (2012) Vol. 9, No. 1-2, pp. 177-200

After pursuing doctoral studies at the University of York (1968-70), David Osmond-Smith gained two consecutive scholarships, allowing him to research first with Umberto Eco in Milan (1970-71) and then with Roland Barthes in Paris (1971-3). One of the outcomes of ...