1934 Florence

Apr 2, 1934 – Apr 7, 1934
Florence

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Start: Apr 2, 1934

End: Apr 7, 1934

Locations: Florence

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From a contemporaneous review

“Sotto il cielo di Firenze, con la chiarezza del pensiero latino, la Società internazionale di musica contemporanea ha forse involontariamente preso atto d’una condizione di fatto, di un’aspirazione degli animi, d’una segreta necessità artistica del populo, del populo di tutto il mondo: riavvicinarsi alla musica del suo tempo.”

(“Under the Florentine sky, with the clarity of Latin thought, the International Society for Contemporary Music has perhaps involuntarily become conscious […] of the aspiration of [many] souls, of a secret artistic necessity […] from people all over the world: to reconcile [themselves] with the music of their time.”)

— Andrea Della Corte, “Il XII festival cella S.I.M.C. si inaugural domain a Firenze,” La Stampa, 1 April 1934.
(Cited and translated in Davide Ceriani, “Under the Florentine Sky, with the Clarity of Latin Thought — Italian Music Critics and the 1934 Meeting of the International Society for Contemporary Music,”
in Music, Criticism, and Politics (series editor Luca Levi Sala), Volume 7
Music Criticism 1900-1950 (ed. Jordi Ballester and German Gan Quesada), Brepols Turnhout (2008), p. 429.

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