Luigi Nono (1924-90) was one of the foremost composers in the 20th century who experimented in the field of electronic music. The musical score, written and adhered to by the performers, could be changed and altered by a process of electronic manipulation during the performance.
“Stradivarius's Quando stanno morendo was for many years the only available version and, now reissued, remains a clear and sonically faithful realisation of Nono's intentions. But Neos's new recording, made in June 2007, is noticeably more matured and inside the music. The pace is slowed (38' verses 33') and the vocalists enunciate with great purpose and character. Another advance is the extraordinary range of the recording: each subtone vocal whisper is made to count, and those blasts of electronica hit like terrifying body blows.”
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