January 13, 2007

Ensemble 96 - Immortal Nystedt

Nominated for two GRAMMY awards this release contains recent works by the Norwegian composer Knut Nystedt (b.1915), and was released in conjunction with his 90th birthday. Ensemble 96 is conducted by Øystein Fevang. Bærum Vokalensemble makes a guest appearance on the recording. For the last fifty years Knut Nystedt has occupied a unique position in Norway's music life. Also in the USA, Germany and Japan his works are an important part of the classical repertoire. This release offers some of his very best compositions for a cappella choir. Knut Nystedt draws his inspiration from all ages, creating his monumental choral art with a Christian perspective and wide, humanistic appeal. It is rare to find a disc of modern repertoire where all three constituent elements (the composition itself, the performance and the production) conspire to produce a work of amalgamated excellence” wrote the British magazine Choir and Organ. 8499 CD 19.95
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