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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PAN who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the brtiten fully. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Retrieved from ” https: The characteristics of each God can therefore be fully represented through the performance. Genre Chamber Music Classical. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The four-part fourth metamorphosis reflects the atmosphere of a drunken feast or festival. Related Links Britten Page. The third is slower and is marked piangendoor “crying”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. 49

Britten ‘s only work for solo oboe takes Ovid’s famous literary work by the same name as its starting point. Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works for cello, harp, and oboe. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas 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.


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Metamorphoses after Britten

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. Ovid’s greatest work, Metamorphoses, is a fifteen-volume treatise of the disillusionment of his generation described in terms of the instability of nature.

Oboe – Solo and Accompanied. By virtue of the music being written for a solo instrument, Britten allows the performer licence to be highly expressive.

Benjamin Britten – Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, op. 49 – oboe

Abstract, non-linear use of pseudo-traditional harmonies such as triads, dominant seventh chords with irregular resolutions, etc. 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. Retrieved 2 August Pan, for instance, is written without a time signature.

British Music for Solo Oboe. The fifth, marked lento piacevoleis meant to convey metamogphoses act of staring at a reflection in a pool.

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InBritten was primarily concerned with writing his opera Billy Budd. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op. By restricting himself so thoroughly, the musical processes can remain pure throughout the six movements. Benjamin Britten ‘s Six Metamorphoses for oboe solo, Op. The Complete Works for Oboe. War Requiem film. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme List of compositions by Metamorphosss Britten Category: Interlude in A Metamorphosse Op.


This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Works for Oboe and Piano. Certainly one might well wonder, upon first encountering the Metamorphoses, why Britten chose an instrument as seemingly limited as the oboe.

Each of the six sections is based on a character from Roman mythology who is briefly described: 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.

This contrasts with the second metamorphosis, a quick and rhythmic representation of the chariot ride of Phaeton, marked vivace ritmico. However rich in tone, it is basically without extensive change in color throughout its two-and-a-half octave range and is generally monophonic.

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NIOBE who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into stone. Metmorphoses on facebook twitter tumblr. 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.