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Classical - Released September 2, 2016 | BIS

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Exceptional sound
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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released September 7, 2018 | BIS

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released August 1, 2007 | BIS

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released December 1, 2017 | BIS

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We can only welcome the appearance of new recordings of Bach's Motets: these unique works which defy classification are also often difficult to date accurately. The common factor shared by those Motets which have survived to the present day (because many were lost) appears to be the purely choral conception of the musical discourse, from end to end, the absence of instrumentation - if they are played with instruments, the latter only back up the choral parts (excluding the BWV118, initially believed to be a cantata as it was written with a small musical accompaniment, but the form remains that of a short motet, hence the uncertainty about which classification to give it) - the deliberate archaism  of the words, and the likely funereal purpose of most of the works. The Norwegian Soloists' Choir (Det Norske Solistkor) is one of the foremost Norwegian musical ensembles and one of the best chamber choirs in Europe. The choir is just as comfortable with the classical/romantic repertoire as with contemporary music and makes frequent forays into music derived from romantic national folkloric works. The ensemble was founded in 1950 by the composer Knut Nystedt, who led it for four decades. In 1990, he was succeeded by Grete Pedersen, and she now directs the group - with the help of the Allegria Ensemble, also Norwegian - for this fine recording. © SM/Qobuz

Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released November 1, 2011 | BIS

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Sacred Vocal Music - Released February 26, 2013 | BIS

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released September 18, 2006 | Simax Classics

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Classical - Released November 19, 2013 | BIS

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