NONO: ‘LA LONTANANZA NOSTALGICA UTOPICA FUTURA’ Miranda Cuckson, violinist; Christopher Burns, electronics (Urlicht AudioVisual UAD-5992-SE; two CDs). Played with assured mystery by the accomplished Ms. Cuckson, Luigi Nono’s 1988-89 work swerves from ethereal to violent and back again. The violinist interacts with previously taped material, including both her own playing and studio sounds, and wanders during a live performance, a spatial element captured in the surround-sound version on one of the discs in this set. At times Ms. Cuckson even sings, hauntingly — a part of the score seemingly ignored by previous interpreters.
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