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"Dream team"


"One is left wishing it would go on unspiralling for ever"


"Ellen Nisbeth: A genuine rising star."


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Invisible Cities


1. Byström; Picnic at Hanging Rock

2. Byström; A Walk After Dark Viola Concerto live recording

3. Byström; Invisible Cities 


Ellen Nisbeth Viola Solo

Daniel Blendulf Cond.

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Malmö Symphony Orchestra


Nominated for a Swedish Grammy in 2015

"Ellen Nisbeth - a model soloist." Gramophone (03/2015)

CD of the year Dagens Nyheter 2014

5 of 5, Cd-revyn SR P2


Britta Byström is one of Sweden’s leading composers. In this, the first portrait disc devoted to her, featuring three major orchestral compositions, we also have the pleasure of presenting one of Sweden’s foremost viola soloists – Ellen Nisbeth, who has already risen to international greatness.

The viola concerto “A Walk After Dark” was premiered at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm, in February 2014, together with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the young Swedish conductor Daniel Blendulf, who also conducts the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in the other two orchestral works, “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and “Invisible Cities”. (Daphne Records)


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1. Matre; Atem 

2. Nordheim; Tenebrae Viola Concerto

3. - 8. Matre;  "...but I must have said this before..."

9.-10. Sciarrino; Da un Divertimento


Ellen Nisbeth Viola Solo
Sverre Riise Trombone Solo

Thomas Rimul Cond.

Ensemble Ernst






This CD by Ensemble Ernst, its first release on the LAWO Classics label, was inspired by the musicians’ wish to record music that has meant a lot to them. The idea originated when they premiered Arne Nordheim’s “Tenebrae” in a transcribed version for viola and sinfonietta during the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival 2012, with soloist Ellen Nisbeth. They decided then to record the work, and it seemed natural to include works by Ørjan Matre and Salvatore Sciarrino, composers with whom they have been closely associated. What these composers have in common is that they blend innovation, exploration of new tonal worlds, and melodiousness, while communicating directly with both musicians and audience. (LAWO Classics)


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