Luigi Nono - Ingo Metzmacher ‎– Prometeo. Tragedia Dell'Ascolto

EMI Classics ‎– CRMCD 1039
2 × CD


I. Prologo
1.1 Prologo 19:59
II. Isola Prima
1.2 Isola Prima 22:21
III. Isola Seconda
1.3 Io - Prometeo 16:39
1.4 Hölderlin 8:19
2.1 Stasimo Primo 7:28
IV. Interludio Primo
2.2 Interludio Primo 7:45
V. Tre Voci A
2.3 Tre Voci A 13:05
VI. Terza / Quarta / Quinta Isola
2.4 Terza / Quarta / Quinta Isola 17:47
VII. Tre Voci B
2.5 Tre Voci B 6:27
VIII. Interludio Secondo
2.6 Interludio Secondo 5:04
IX. Stasimo Secondo
2.7 Stasimo Secondo 8:40



Recorded live 11.-12.VIII.1993, Kollegienkirche, Salzburg (Austria) during ZEITFLUSS-Festival '93/SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE 1993.

"Prometeo" was composed by Nono in 1984, but right after the last rehearsal before the première, he made consistent cuts to the score to reduce the original duration of 3 hours. In 1985 he organically revised the score to the present version, which is the one recorded here. The opera instrumentation requires 2 sopranos, 2 altos, tenor, 2 speakers (actors), a group of instrumental soloists (flutes, clarinets, alto trombone, tuba, euphonium, glasses, viola, cello, double bass), a chorus of soloists, orchestra in four groups and live electronics.

This is the Italy-only edition, distributed by Dischi Ricordi S.p.A. The worldwide edition has catalog number 5 55209 2.

(P) 1995 ORF under exclusive licence to EMI Electrola GmbH & Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.
(C) 1995 EMI Electrola GmbH, D-50825 Köln.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7243 5 55209 2 0 Luigi Nono Prometeo—Tragedia Dell’ascolto(2xCD, Album, Ltd) EMI Classics 7243 5 55209 2 0 USA & Europe 1995 Sell This Version



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March 15, 2008

This is as far -for me- the best work ever written, but... Do not buy this cd!

The quality of the recording (caughings and other audience noises are spread along the two cds) is the worst i have ever heard! The sound is absoluetly not clear and way too low!

The interpretation is ok but no this great...

In stead of this ashaming release buy the new version of prometeo on col legno which is great! -it has been done with the help from the man who crated the live-electronics with luigi nono.

This 'opera' is two hours long and near silence during maybe 1h55min :) and when it's not, it becomes REALLY LOUD! Just great, facinating moment!