The beginning of the universe and the drama at Golgotha; medieval music and
German baroque; the writings of Soren Kierkegaard – and a child’s baptism in
Oslo in 1987. Knut Nystedt draws his inspiration from all ages, creating his
monumental choral art with a Christian perspective and wide, humanistic appeal.
When the chamber choir of the Oslo Philharmonic was disbanded in 1996, many of
its members wished to continue their work as an independent choir. Oystein
Fevang, who had been engaged as a soloist with the choir, was offered the job of
leading the new group, which took the name Ensemble 96. The choir has had a
highly successful career to date, participating in national and international
choral competitions, and never coming away without a prize!
Ensemble 96 has established itself among the elite of Norwegian vocal ensembles,
attracting the attention of international music critics.
"Under the masterful direction of Fevang, Ensemble 96 performs with sumptuous
warmth and clarity. 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" - British
magazine Choir and Organ
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Oystein Fevang, conductor
Knut Nystedt (1915-)
1-6. Prayers of Kierkegaard, Op. 157
7. Salve Regina, Op. 156
8. The Word Became Flesh, Op. 162
9-12. Nytt er livet, Op. 170
13-19. Jesu sieben Worte, Op. 171
20. Immortal Bach