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Knut Nystedt: Apocalypsis Joannis – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Knut Nystedt: Apocalypsis Joannis – Symphony for soloists, choir and orchestramore…, op.155

Oslo Philharmonic Choir · Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra · Arild Remmereit, conductor Mona Julsrud, soprano

For Nystedt’s 85th birthday in 2000, he received a commission from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for a really large-scale piece; song soloists, big chorus and orchestra.

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Knut Nystedt (1915-2014) was a key figure both as a composer and a conductor for the better part of the last century. As a conductor he founded the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, a very much sought after ensemble today. For Nystedt’s 85th birthday in 2000, he received a commission from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for a really large-scale piece; song soloists, big chorus and orchestra. The result was Apocalypsis Joannis, inspired by the texts in The Revelation of St. John. This recording is from the world premiere of the piece in Trefoldighetskirken (Trinity Church) in Oslo, august 2000. James Gilchrist sings the solo tenor part, and the soprano soloist is Mona Julsrud. The atmosphere that night was electric, displaying Nystedt’s creative powers and orchestral command as strong as ever.

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Knut Nystedt (1915-2014) was a key figure both as a composer and a conductor for the better part of the last century. As a conductor he founded the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir, a very much sought after ensemble today. For Nystedt’s 85th birthday in 2000, he received a commission from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra for a really large-scale piece; song soloists, big chorus and orchestra. The result was Apocalypsis Joannis, inspired by the texts in The Revelation of St. John.

The piece is divided into four parts:

Pars I is inspired by chapter 22,13: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end”.
Pars II is from 11,19: “And God’s temple in heaven was opened…”.
In Pars III the text is inspired by a letter about Christ by the martyr Ignatius from the year 107 ad: “He is the Word which came forth from silence”.
Pars VI is introduced by the words: “The seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying: The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever”.

Arild Remmereit |Knut Nystedt |Mona Julsrud |Oslo Philharmonic Choir |Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Release date: 22.09.2003

EAN : 7033662012411

Cat.No.: PSC1241

Priskategori : CD