In addition to Billy Budd, Britten composed the Six Metamorphoses after Ovid,. Opus 49, for solo oboe in The Six Metamorphoses after Ovid is a series of. A gap of fifteen years separates the somewhat experimental exuberance of Temporal Variations from the assured mastery of the Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works for cello, harp.

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Britten turned for inspiration to Ovid, the exiled Roman poet who died in 17 A. Retrieved from ” https: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

October Total duration: Piano Concertorev. By virtue of the music being written for a solo instrument, Britten allows the performer licence to be highly expressive.

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Night Mail Metamorphose Prince of the Pagodas Benjamin Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works for cello, harp, and oboe. Pan, for instance, is written without a time signature.

The characteristics of each God can therefore be fully represented through the performance. Views Read Edit View history. The fifth, marked lento piacevoleis meant to convey the act of staring at a reflection in a pool.

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The sly languor of Pan, the ill-advised daring of Phaeton, the sad immobility of Niobe, the tipsy revelries of Bacchus and his troop of boys, Narcissus contemplating his own image, the tumbling fountain of Arethusa—all are caught in a perfectly conceived outdoor music that must have yielded pure enchantment at its first performance over the waters on that June afternoon.

List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: Juni in Thorpeness gespielt wurden. It is dedicated to oboist Joy Boughtondaughter of Benjamin Britten’s friend and fellow composer Rutland Boughtonwho gave the first performance at the Aldeburgh Festival on 14 June Retrieved 2 August These six pieces, written in Britten’s later style, demonstrate the musical metamorphoses which always fascinated Britten.


This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Each of the six sections is based on a character from Roman mythology who is briefly described: The four-part fourth metamorphosis reflects the atmosphere of a drunken feast or festival.

The piece was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme InBritten ovjd primarily concerned with writing his opera Billy Budd.

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The third is slower and is marked piangendoor “crying”. PAN who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved. NIOBE who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into stone. In the same year Britten composed six little pieces for solo oboe, to be performed by Joy Boughton daughter of the composer Rutland Boughton during the Aldeburgh Festival.

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, op. 49, by Benjamin Britten, 1951.

War Requiem film. Don’t show me this message again. Ovid’s brittn work, Metamorphoses, is a fifteen-volume treatise of the disillusionment of his generation described in terms of the instability of nature.