Classic Rebel (Rizzoli)

This book is an aesthetic manifesto that brings together the passionate and profound thinking of Giovanni Allevi, with his relationship between technique and inspiration, up to the theorisation of the definition of contemporary classical music


“If we manage to write music that comes straight out of life, and of our ability to suffer, and having suffered the blows of existence, and of having our beings squashed by reality, then that music will definitely come in tune with people’s emotions and aspirations. And it will provoke changes that nobody will be able to stop.”

“I am a friend of the present and the future. I love the past when it gives me inspiration to invent something new.”

“I have gambled with my life. And in life, in emotions, there is nothing that is certain.”