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. Metamorphoses after Britten are just that: four miniatures, each inspired by one of Benjamin Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe. Benjamin Britten. Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓.
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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. Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op. Master of the Oboe: Introspection Late Night Partying. British Music for Solo Oboe. After a musical portrayal of Bacchus, Britten moves on to the appropriately reflective tale of Narcissus obor finally to the waterlogged cellular variations of Ovid’s Arethusa.
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metamorhoses PAN who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved. The Complete Works for Oboe. Pan, for instance, is written without a time signature. 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 Works for Oboe and Piano.
Benjamin Britten ‘s Six Metamorphoses for oboe solo, Op. List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: These six pieces, written in Britten’s later style, demonstrate the musical metamorphoses which always fascinated Britten.
By virtue of the music being written for a solo instrument, Britten allows the performer licence to be highly expressive. Obviously, the many fermatas and rests that pop up throughout this and the other five movements are not only for the purposes of isolating different musical fragments, but also designed to keep the performer from passing out.
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.
Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition. Home News Contacts Copyright. Yet, upon further acquaintance with the music, it becomes clear that it is these very restrictions that attracted Britten to the instrument and which allow his melodic and harmonic metamorphoses to take center stage, unfolding with great clarity.
Metamorphoses after Britten
Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. Masters of the Oboe. Ovid’s greatest work, Metamorphoses, is a fifteen-volume treatise of the disillusionment of his generation described in terms of the instability of nature. Related Links Britten Page.
Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Britten ‘s only work for solo oboe britfen Ovid’s famous literary work by the same name as its starting point. Abstract, non-linear use of pseudo-traditional harmonies such as triads, dominant seventh chords with irregular resolutions, etc.
The four-part fourth metamorphosis reflects the atmosphere of a drunken feast or festival. Each of the six sections is based on a character from Roman mythology who is briefly described: Oboe – Solo and Accompanied. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat When Wind Comes to Sparse Bamboo.
By restricting himself so thoroughly, the musical processes can remain pure throughout the six movements. Certainly one might well wonder, upon first encountering the Metamorphoses, why Britten chose an instrument as seemingly limited as the oboe.
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. The piece was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Music for Oboe; Music for Piano.
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