|Birth name||Knut Nystedt|
|Born||September 3, 1915 |
Knut Nystedt, born September 3, 1915, in Kristiania (now Oslo), Norway, is an orchestral and choral composer. Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional A composer (literally meaning 'one who puts together' is a person who creates Music, usually in the medium of notation, for Interpretation and Performance An organist is a musician who plays any type of organ. An organist may play solo organ works, play with an ensemble or Orchestra, or accompany Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 1915 ( MCMXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year He grew up in a Christian home where hymns and classical music were an important part of everyday life. His major compositions for choir and vocal soloists are mainly based on texts from the Bible or sacred themes. Old church music, especially Palestrina and Gregorian chants, have had a major influence on his compositions.
He has studied with Aaron Copland, among others. Aaron Copland (November 14 1900 &ndash December 2 1990 was an American Composer of concert and film music as well as an accomplished Pianist. Nystedt was organist in Torshov kirke (Torshov Church) in Oslo 1946-1982 and was teaching choir conducting at the Universitetet i Oslo 1964-1985. The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo Universitas Osloensis is the oldest and largest University in Norway, situated in the Norwegian capital
Nystedt founded and conducted Det Norske Solistkor in 1950–90. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) He also founded and conducted Schola Cantorum in 1964-1985. The choir Ensemble 96 has published «Immortal Nystedt» (2005). Ensemble 96 is a Norwegian Chamber choir located in Oslo. The choir works mainly with contemporary music and is partly funded by government grants This CD has been nominated in two categories in the Grammy Awards 2007. This is the first Norwegian cd nominated in two categories. Also the first cd with a Norwegian composer nominated to Grammy. In 2005 he was honoured by several concerts around the world, celebrating his 90th birthday.
In 1966, the King of Norway made him Knight of the Order of St. Olav in recognition of his contributions to Norwegian music. The Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav ( Norwegian: Den Kongelige Norske St And in 2002 the King of Norway made him Commander of St. Olav. He received Spellemannprisen 1978 for his album Contemporary Music From Norway. He received Norsk Kulturråds Musikkpris in 1980. «De Profundis» became the work of the year Norsk Komponistforening. Knut Nystedt became Professor Honorario by Mendoza University Argentina in 1991. In 2002 he received Årets Korpris from Norges Korforbund and Oslo bys Kunstnerpris (The Artists prize by the City of Oslo) (2005).
Most of his compositions (the score) is published by Norsk Musikforlag. http://www.norskmusikkforlag.no/ Image:Nystedt-opusliste. pdf His compositions are also published in several cds in Norway and several other countries.