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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List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: Views Read Edit View history. Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works for cello, harp, and oboe. Britten has titled his Six Metamorphoses After Ovid using names of the some of the legendary figures who appear in the great Roman poet’s work.

War Requiem film. Britten turned for inspiration to Ovid, the exiled Roman poet who died in 17 A.

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

The work concludes with a “pleasant and meandering” representation of beauty and flow. From Wikipedia, the free metamorphosds. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas InBritten was primarily concerned with writing his opera Billy Budd. Retrieved 2 August Don’t show me this message again.


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Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op. The characteristics of each God can therefore be fully represented through the performance.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. PAN who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his metanorphoses.

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By virtue of the music being written for a solo instrument, Britten allows the performer licence to be highly expressive. The third is slower and is marked piangendoor “crying”.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. These brtiten pieces, written in Britten’s later style, demonstrate the musical metamorphoses which always fascinated Britten.

The fifth, marked lento piacevoleis meant to convey the act of staring at a reflection in a pool. Home News Contacts Copyright. Piano Concertorev. Pan, for instance, is written without a time signature. October Total duration: The sly languor of Metamorpjoses, the ill-advised daring of Phaeton, the sad immobility of Niobe, the tipsy revelries of Bacchus and his troop of boys, Narcissus mteamorphoses his own image, the tumbling fountain of Arethusa—all are caught in a perfectly conceived outdoor music that must have yielded pure enchantment metxmorphoses its first performance over the waters on that June afternoon.


Each of the six sections brutten based on a character from Roman mythology who is briefly described: The site is also available in several languages. The four-part fourth metamorphosis reflects the atmosphere of a drunken feast or festival. Juni in Thorpeness gespielt wurden.

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. Retrieved from ” https: The piece was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

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. Homage to Lvid Variations on an Elizabethan Theme NIOBE who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into stone. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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