Knut nystedt biography
Knut Nystedt held a central position throughout a long period of rapidly shifting musical currents. Read more at Wikipedia.
In the King of Norway knighted him into the Order of St. This order is one of the highest honours the state of Norway can place on its citizens. Abroad he was honoured for his contribution to the music culture in the United States.
In he was honoured in Norway once more by the Arts Council of Norway, who awarded him their prize for music. And in the Society of Norwegian Composers decided his work, ' De Profundis' would be elected as 'Best work of the year'.
His Variasjoner over Med Jesus vil eg faraOp. The music of Nystedt is eclectic in the sense that he experimented with a broad range of styles across his entire output. They tend to be coherent in themselves, stylistically, but each work can differ profoundly, while still maintaining his personal, Nationalistic and Romantic voice.
Nationalism is sensed in his use of Norwegian folk songs and tunes with modal harmonic and melodic material. The choir Ensemble 96 published "Immortal Nystedt" in This CD was nominated in two categories in the Grammy Awards. This was the first Norwegian CD nominated in two categories.
It was also the first CD with a Norwegian composer nominated for a Grammy. On the occasion of his 90th birthday inthere were several concerts around the world held in his honour. Key Nystedt works include the symphony Apocalypsis Joannis for soloists, choir and orchestra, op.
Olav in recognition of his contributions to Norwegian music. And in the King of Norway made him Commander of St. De Profundis became the work of the year Norsk Komponistforening. Knut Nystedt's major compositions for choir and vocal soloists are mainly based on texts from the Bible or sacred themes.
Knut Nystedt 3 September — 8 December was a Norwegian orchestral and choral composer. Sign in to the BBC, or Register if require.
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