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Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, op. 49, by Benjamin Britten, Britten composed this work for solo oboe for the oboist Joy Boughton who premiered the piece. Benjamin Britten. Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. A gap of fifteen years separates the somewhat experimental exuberance of Temporal Variations from the assured mastery of the Six Metamorphoses after Ovid.

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Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op 49 composer.

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. Please use the dropdown buttons to set mftamorphoses preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

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.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The work focuses six episodes into musical sequences that give full expression to both Britten ‘s melodic ingenuity and the oboe’s expressive range, which is expanded to include far more than just traditional technical idioms and coloristic possibilities. After a musical portrayal of Bacchus, Britten moves on to the appropriately reflective tale of Narcissus and finally to the waterlogged cellular variations of Ovid’s Arethusa.

Don’t show me this message again. Britten ‘s only work for solo oboe takes Ovid’s famous literary work by the same name as its starting point. Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.


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Ovid’s greatest work, Metamorphoses, is a fifteen-volume treatise of the disillusionment of his generation described in terms of the instability of nature. Yet, upon further acquaintance with the music, it becomes clear that it is these very restrictions that attracted Britten to ,etamorphoses instrument and which allow his melodic and harmonic metamorphoses to take center stage, unfolding with great clarity.

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Retrieved from ” https: Oboe – Solo and Accompanied. Music By Benjamin Britten. 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.

Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works for cello, harp, and oboe. Juni in Thorpeness gespielt wurden. Related Links Britten Page. Like pieces of statuary in some classically conceived garden, these perfect miniatures catch the spirit of ancient Greece with playfulness, humour, compassion and tenderness.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Introspection Late Night Partying. These six pieces, written in Britten’s later style, demonstrate the musical metamorphoses which always fascinated Britten.

Each of the six sections is based on a character from Roman mythology who is briefly described: Britten turned for inspiration to Ovid, the exiled Roman poet who died in 17 A. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas Interlude in A Minor Op.


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Abstract, non-linear use of pseudo-traditional harmonies such as triads, dominant seventh chords with irregular resolutions, etc. Retrieved 2 August Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The site is also available in several languages.

October Total duration: Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme By restricting himself so thoroughly, the musical processes can remain pure throughout the six movements. When Wind Comes to Sparse Bamboo. Jazz Latin New Age. Sexy Trippy All Moods. NIOBE who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into stone.

Master of the Oboe: The third is slower and is marked piangendoor “crying”. The music of the first metamorphosis echoes the “free-spirited” character of its titular figure: Metajorphoses next real concert piece after the Metamorphoses would be the Sonata for cello and piano of War Requiem film.

Pan, for instance, is written without a time signature. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. AllMusic Metamorpyoses Composition Noteworthy.

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