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Composer: Nystedt, Knut (1915-2014)

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Year of birth1915
Year of death2014
Period20th century
March 2018
Evening performance
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OsloKORK i Aulaen - Perianes and Harth-Bedoya

Nystedt, Brahms, Schumann
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Javier Perianes

CanterburyVivaldi Gloria

Vivaldi, Cooke, Harry, McDowall, Rimkus, Nystedt, Whitacre, Lauridsen
Edward-Rhys Harry; City of Canterbury Chamber Choir; Edward Kemp-Luck

LondonByrd Mass for four voices

Byrd, Gibbons, Rubbra, Salter, Bach, Hallgrímsson, Weelkes, Nystedt
Timothy Salter; The Ionian Singers; Eulalie Charland

Blandford Forum1,000 Years of Majesty - Music and readings for a summer evening

Allegri, Barber, Rachmaninov, Tavener, Nystedt, Parry
David Gostick; Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir
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Latvian Radio Choir impresses in Dublin

Latvian Radio Choir © Latvian Radio Choir
LRC give a sublime rendition of Rachmaninov's All Night Vigil and astound with surreal vocal effects in the contemporary music of the second half. 
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Exultate Singers in Roxanna Panufnik Premières

Roxanna Panufnik  ©  Keith Saunders

Contemporary religious music can seem to exist in a different world to the rest of contemporary music, and rarely since Messiaen was in his prime has there been much evidence of it as a really progressive wing of composition. But unlike much new music, new religious music is often written with a clear sense of purpose in mind, particularly when it is intended specifically for liturgical use – and so accusing it of not being wildly bold in terms of style is sort of missing the point. This Saturday evening's concert, part of the London Festival of Contemporary Church Music, was an excellent introduction to several rewarding sacred works.

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Sigvards Kļava and Capella Amsterdam experiment

Cappella Amsterdam,  ©  Marco Borggreve
For this concert Sigvards Kļava, chief conductor and artistic leader of the Latvian Radio Choir, worked as a guest conductor for the Dutch choir Capella Amsterdam. Modern and contemporary classical music play a significant, but not exclusive, role in the repertoires of both choirs.
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Vom Dunkel zum Licht

Ein Karsamstag im Zeichen des unsterblichen Johann Sebastian Bach.
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